EASA has granted type certification to the Gulfstream G600, paving the way for registrations and deliveries for customers in the EU.
“The Gulfstream G600’s advanced technology, high-speed performance and unparalleled efficiency will serve the intercontinental European business traveller well,” said Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream. “We are excited to get this aircraft in the hands of customers throughout the continent.”
The aircraft’s interior won top honours in Private Jet Design at the 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Awards. The cabin can be configured for up to three living areas and a crew compartment or four living areas. It is designed to have low sound levels and a low cabin altitude, and also boasts 100% fresh air and 14 panoramic oval windows to let in lots of natural light. The aircraft is equipped with the Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks and 10 touchscreens.
At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G600 can carry passengers 5,500 nautical miles (10,186km) nonstop. At its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, it can fly 6,500 nautical miles (12,038km). Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.
The aircraft, which entered service on 8 August 2019, has already earned 23 city-pair speed records. Among those records was a flight of 4,057 nautical miles (7,514km) from Savannah, Georgia, to Geneva, Switzerland, that took seven hours and 21 minutes at Mach 0.90.