Gulfstream announced that it delivered the first of its new G600 jets on Thursday. An unidentified U.S. customer took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. As previously reported by AVweb, the G600 received its FAA type and production certificates on June 28, 2019.
“We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that,” said Gulfstream President Mark Burns. “The effort put forth by our team enabled this award-winning, technologically advanced aircraft to move from certified to delivered in an extremely short period of time.”
The G600 has a top operating speed of Mach 0.925, range of 6,500 NM and maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet. The Pratt & Whitney PW815GA-powered aircraft can seat up to 19 passengers and has a maximum takeoff weight of 94,600 pounds. The cockpit is equipped with Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks and 10 touchscreens. According to Gulfstream, the G600 has set more than 10 city-pair speed records.