The Gulfstream G600 Achieves Certification

Gulfstream’s latest business jet, the G600, received its type certification from the FAA last week. It’s a huge accomplishment, following the certification of its smaller sibling the G500 (now available in the private jet charter market).

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A fully-fitted model made its debut on the static display at the Paris Air Show last month and we got a sneak peak of the aircraft in Orlando at the National Business Aviation Association convention. The impressive jet also made headlines as part of a fleet of aircraft that flew into Geneva for EBACE on sustainable alternative jet fuel.

With the G600 now about to start deliveries, it remains to be seen if Gulfstream will continue to manufacture the popular G550 – which fills a similar brief in terms of size and range. Officially, it is continuing to offer both aircraft to order for now.

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While it doesn’t fly quite as far as Gulfstream’s flagship G650ER, the G600 is at the pinnacle of aviation engineering and design. It can seat up to 19 passengers (depending on its configuration) with a top speed of Mach 0.9 and a maximum range of 6,500 nm (the G500 has a shorter range of 5,200 nm).

The cabin features three zones plus a crew rest space, with lie-flat seating for all seats (which convert into beds for nine); a mirrored mid-cabin bulkhead to reflect maximum light; and a number of customizable options – including the choice of an aft or a forward galley and an optional shower.

One hundred percent fresh air plus a maximum cabin altitude of 4,850 feet helps to prevent jet lag.

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Like the G500, the G600 is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 turbofan engines which, along with a new wing design, makes it industry-leading in fuel efficiency.

Another notable innovation is the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck™. This new technology by Honeywell allows the Captain and the First Officer to see and feel each other’s actions via active control sidesticks and touch-screens – which helps enhance safety.

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When will the Gulfstream G600 be available for charter?

The first deliveries will take place before the end of 2019,  so we’re hoping to be able to offer the Gulfstream G600 for charter in the first half of 2020.

To charter an existing Gulfstream model, or compare your aircraft options, our expert Flight Team is available 24/7 at (866) 726-1222 or online.