FALLS CHURCH, Va., - General Dynamics announced the first customer delivery of the all-new Gulfstream G600 aircraft. The milestone follows the aircraft receiving U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type and production certificates on June 28. A U.S. customer took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream's headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
The G600 received both FAA type and production certificates on June 28, 2019. The aircraft entered service after a design and test program that included flying nearly 100,000 hours in the company's labs and more than 3,200 hours of flying in the air.
The G600 can carry passengers nonstop from Paris to Los Angeles or Hong Kong at an average speed of Mach 0.90 in an interior that won top honors in Private Jet Design at the 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Awards.
The aircraft is equipped with the Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks and 10 touchscreens.
The G600, which already has more than 10 city-pair speed records, flies 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925, the same as the company flagship Gulfstream G650ER.