About a month after the G600 gained its FAA type and production certificates, the first customer delivery has taken place. The aircraft was handed over to its US owner at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
“We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that,” said Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream. “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. We are very proud of everyone who had a part in making this happen and keeping our promise to customers, as is a Gulfstream tradition, of a 2019 entry into service. The G600, with its outstanding performance, industry-leading innovative technology and stylish, comfortable cabin, continues the emergence of a new generation of Gulfstream aircraft that started with the G500 in 2018. We have only just begun.”
The G600 received both FAA type and production certificates on June 28, 2019. The aircraft entered service after a design and test programme that included flying nearly 100,000 hours in the company’s labs and more than 3,200 hours of flying in the air.
The G600 flies 6,500 nautical miles (12,038km) at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925, the same as the company flagship G650ER.
The cabin has 1,884ft³ (53.35m³) of space. Excluding the 175ft³ (4.96m³) baggage compartment it is 45ft 2in (13.77m) long, 7ft 11in (2.41m) wide and 6ft 4in (1.93m) tall. The interior can accommodate four living spaces, and customers have the option to place the galley forward or aft and can also opt for a shower.
Cabin technology includes HD monitors, satcom, connectivity options, a printer and scanner, and Gulfstream’s CMS, which is accessed through touchscreen devices. Options include fiber-optic lighting for headliners and material choices including hand-woven or bamboo flooring. The cabin has 14 windows, 100% fresh air that is replenished every two minutes, and a 4,850ft (1,478m) cabin altitude at 51,000ft (15,545m).