Gulfstream G550 Logs One Millionth Landing


Gulfstream Aerospace announced on Wednesday that the G550 business jet fleet has officially passed the one-millionth landing milestone. The model, which entered service in 2003, has logged over 2.6 million flight hours to date with more than 600 aircraft currently in service. Winner of the 2003 Robert J. Collier Trophy, the G550 was the launch platform for the Honeywell Primus Epic-based Gulfstream PlaneView flight deck as well as Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System, now called the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS).

“Two decades after the aircraft entered service, the G550 continues to achieve in-service milestones and add to its impressive list of accolades as evidenced by this 1 millionth landing,” said Gulfstream President Mark Burns. “This is a testament to the quality of the G550 and the technology that Gulfstream introduced on this aircraft, which paved the way for our next-generation fleet.”

Powered by Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the Gulfstream G550 offers a top speed of Mach 0.885 and a 6,750-NM range and is capable of seating up to 19 passengers. The model also sees use as special missions platform for operations including aeromedical evacuation, airborne early warning, atmospheric research and maritime patrol. As previously reported by AVweb, the last commercial G550 was delivered in 2021.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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