FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – General Dynamics announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has established a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a Gulfstream G550. The aircraft will support NOAA’s weather forecasting and research programs.
The G550 is Gulfstream’s most popular model for special missions and government configurations. With a maximum range of 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80.
Gulfstream has produced special mission aircraft since 1967 for a variety of applications, including head-of-state transport, airborne early warning, ground surveillance, maritime patrol, atmospheric research and aeromedical evacuation. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are in service supporting governments and militaries in 40 countries around the world.