Gulfstream G600 Gets FAA Certifications
Sep 17, 2021
Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently announced that its landmark G600 has earned both its type and production certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
In a company press release, Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, said, “Getting both authorizations on the same day is evidence of the maturity of our G600 production processes and speaks to the safety and reliability of the aircraft’s design.”
Burns statement continued, “Even more remarkable is the fact that we achieved these simultaneous certifications less than a year after completing another major program, certifying and delivering the Gulfstream G500, another testament to the engineering expertise and manufacturing excellence that are hallmarks of Gulfstream. The hard work by our team, including nearly 100,000 hours of ‘flying’ in our labs and more than 3,200 hours of flying in the air, shows our dedication to safety and our customers.”
More About the Gulfstream G600
The G600 has a range of 6,500 nautical miles at a long-range cruising speed of Mach 0.85. The aircraft has already earned 11 city-pair speed records, all at Mach 0.90. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.
The aircraft also features the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks and 10 touch screens, both industry firsts. The aircraft’s new interior earned top honors in Private Jet Design at the 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Awards.
The cabin can also be configured for three living areas and a crew rest area. It also has industry-leading cabin sound levels, a low cabin altitude and 100 percent fresh air, which reduce fatigue and increase mental awareness.
The G600 is the third Gulfstream aircraft model to get its FAA type and production certificates simultaneously. The first was the Gulfstream G550 in 2003. The clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 duplicated the feat in July 2018.
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