Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its G600 airplane earned type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling aircraft registrations and deliveries to begin for EU customers.
At a cruise speed of Mach 0.90, the G600 is rated for a range of 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers), which Gulfstream notes as a capability to travel non-stop from London to Los Angeles or from Paris to Hong Kong. At its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, the G600 can fly 6,500 nautical miles (12,038 kilometers). The aircraft has a maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.
“The Gulfstream G600’s advanced technology, high-speed performance and unparalleled efficiency will serve the intercontinental European business traveler well,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are excited to get this aircraft in the hands of customers throughout the continent.”
Gulfstream notes the G600, which entered service on August 8, 2019, has earned 23 city-pair speed records, including a flight of 4,057 nautical miles (7,514 kilometers) from Savannah to Geneva that took seven hours and 21 minutes at Mach 0.90.
The G600 is equipped with the new Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks (described by Gulfstream as a first for business aviation) and 10 touchscreens. The cabin can be configured for up to three living areas and a crew compartment or four living areas. The aircraft features low cabin altitude, 100 percent fresh air, and 14 panoramic oval windows.