One millionth flight for Gulfstream G550


The Gulfstream G550 fleet recently completed its one millionth landing. The G550 entered service in 2003 and more than 600 aircraft are in service today.

Gulfstream Aerospace noted on 2 August that the G550 fleet has logged 2.6 million flight hours.

“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 one millionth landing,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “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. The G550 is also backed by Gulfstream’s Customer Support worldwide network, which helps ensure continued service achievements like this one.”

The G550 pioneered Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System, now known as Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), and was recognised for this achievement and other advances with the National Aeronautic Association’s 2003 Collier Trophy.

Introduced on the G550, EFVS now is available for the G280, G650, G650ER, G400, G500 and G600. The all-new G700 and G800 feature EFVS and Synthetic Vision System on Gulfstream’s new Combined Vision System to further enhance pilot situational awareness.

Equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the G550 can fly 6,750 nautical miles (12,501km) at Mach 0.80. The cabin offers multiple configurations, can seat up to 19 passengers and sleep up to eight.

The G550 has been a key platform for special-missions, with modifications for a variety of government applications including aeromedical evacuation, head-of-state transport, airborne early warning, atmospheric research and maritime patrol.

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