Gulfstream G600
Gulfstream's G600 represents its third aircraft to be awarded its type and production certificates at the same time, repeating the accomplishment of the G500 last year. Entry into service for the $57.9 million twinjet will take place in the second half of the year, according to the Savannah airframer.

G600 Crosses the Finish Line

The large-cabin, long-range business jet is the latest addition to Gulfstream’s lineup.

Gulfstream's newest addition to its lineup, the large-cabin, long-range G600, has earned both its type and production certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, paving the way for deliveries to begin later this year, the manufacturer recently announced. This is the third Gulfstream model to receive both certifications simultaneously, after the G550 in 2003 and the G600’s smaller sibling G500, which accomplished the feat just last year.

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“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,” said Mark Burns, the Georgia-based airframer’s president. “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." He added that the program tallied nearly 100,000 hours of laboratory testing and more than 3,200 hours of flight testing.

The G600 has a cabin that is configurable for three living areas. It offers a range of 6,500 nautical miles at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, and 5,500 nautical miles at its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90.