Gulfstream delivers 600th Gulfstream G550
By Wings Staff
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its 600th Gulfstream G550 has been delivered to a customer. Equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the G550 can fly 6,750 nautical miles (12,501 kilometers) at Mach 0.80, connecting Tokyo with Palm Beach or Shanghai with London. The cabin can seat up to 19 passengers and sleep up to eight.
“The G550 has solidified its place as one of the most dependable business jets available,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “More than 20 per cent of Gulfstream aircraft in service are G550s, proving its reputation as an established and versatile aircraft for business aviation.”
Entering service in 2003, the G550 introduced the PlaneView flight deck featuring Gulfstream’s Enhanced Flight Vision System. The G550 was awarded the 2003 Robert J. Collier Trophy for its technological and safety innovations.
“The G550 is also a popular choice for special missions and government configurations,” said Burns. “The flexibility and adaptability of the aircraft make it an ideal platform for challenging missions.”