Thrive Aviation, a private jet charter company, has taken delivery of a Gulfstream G600 from the OEM. The addition signals Thrive’s expansion into long-range, on-demand private charter.
This G600, designed and built by Gulfstream at its worldwide headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, was outfitted at Gulfstream’s completions centre in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, Gulfstream Customer Support will service Thrive’s G600 at the all-new Mesa service centre in Arizona, near to Thrive’s base in Henderson, Nevada.
“We appreciate the confidence Thrive has placed in Gulfstream as they enter a new segment of their business with the G600,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G600 is expertly suited for Thrive’s mission and gives their customers new access to the latest in safety advancements and performance efficiencies along with the unparalleled Gulfstream cabin experience.”
The G600 can travel 6,600 nautical miles (12,223km) at Mach 0.85 or 5,600 nautical miles (10,371km) at Mach 0.90. The award-winning interior features 100% fresh air purified by a plasma ionisation clean air system, and abundant natural light from 14 panoramic oval windows. It is also designed for “whisper-quiet” noise levels and a low cabin altitude.
“The addition of the Gulfstream G600 to our fleet builds on our legacy of unparalleled luxury, safety and elevated experiences,” said Vitali Lapko, co-founder of Thrive Aviation. “The G600 helps take our services to a new level and there are surely many memorable journeys ahead for us all.”
The G600’s highly customisable and flexible cabin earned the 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Award for private jet design, while its mission-specific seating won top honours in the competition’s product category. To date, the aircraft has set more than 35 city-pair speed records around the world.
Thrive Aviation’s fleet, including the G600, can be accessed via direct contract, or through a variety of industry brokerage, membership and jet card partnerships.