The last commercially available G550 has been sold by Gulfstream, and production is to wind down, the OEM has announced. The final commercial model is scheduled for delivery to the customer in 2021.
“The G550 set the standard for subsequent aircraft and the industry,” said Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream. “With more than 600 in service, the G550 has earned its place as a leader in business aviation. Its technological innovations and safety enhancements earned the G550 development team the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy in 2003. While manufacturing of the G550 will end, our industry-leading support of the aircraft will continue. With more than 30 company-owned and factory-authorised service centres on five continents, as well as the ability to produce and procure parts, we are well-prepared to continue offering G550 owners the highest level of support.”
Announced in 2000, the G550 entered service in 2003 as the launch platform for the transformational Gulfstream PlaneView flight deck.
“Over the past decade, Gulfstream has solidified its reputation for delivering high-speed and ultra-long range,” said Burns. “And we know that’s what our customers want: the ability to regularly and comfortably fly at Mach 0.90, so that’s where we’ll continue to place our focus. Our newest large-cabin offerings, whether the high-speed G650ER or the next-generation G500 and G600, continue this heritage by offering exceptional safety, innovation and performance, making them ideal for both commercial and special-missions operations.”