Gulfstream has announced that its G600 business jet received both its type and production certificates from the FAA last week. Gulfstream highlighted that the G600 is its third model to get its type and production certificates simultaneously after the G550 in 2003 and the G500 in 2018. G600 deliveries are expected to begin later this year.
“Getting both authorizations on the same day is evidence of the maturity of our G600 production processes and speaks to the safety and reliability of the aircraft’s design,” said Gulfstream President Mark Burns. “We can’t wait to put the newest member of our aircraft family—one that spectacularly combines performance, efficiency, technology and comfort that are second to none—into the hands of our worldwide customers.” According to Burns, the aircraft has undergone nearly 100,000 hours of lab testing and more than 3,200 hours of flight testing.
The G600 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW815GA engines and can seat up to 19 passengers. It has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925 with a range of 6,500 NM at its Mach 0.85 long-range cruise speed, maximum takeoff weight of 94,600 pounds and max cruise altitude of 51,000 feet. The cockpit is equipped with Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks and 10 touchscreens.