The milestone aircraft was outfitted at Gulfstream’s Dallas completions center and delivered to a North America-based customer. The 100th G600 delivery follows the 100th delivery of its sister ship, the Gulfstream G500, which took place in the second half of 2022.
The first test flight of an ultralong-range business jet powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) was achieved using a Rolls-Royce BR725-powered Gulfstream G650 twin-jet over Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. At present, SAF is only certified for blends of up to 50% with conventional jet fuel and can be used on all current Rolls-Royce engines.
The 262,000 square-foot expansions add dedicated G400 production and wing lines as well as additional material delivery and distribution areas. The expansion also augments ongoing growth at Gulfstream’s wing production facility adjacent to the G400, G500 and G600 manufacturing building.
The G650 was certified by the FAA in September 2012 and by EASA three months later. The higher Take-Off weight G650ER was announced and certified in 2014. The 500th Gulfstream G650/G650ER customer delivery was made at Gulfstream’s Appleton, Wisconsin, completions facility.
The Pearl® 700 is the exclusive engine for the brand-new ultra-long-range flagship jets from Gulfstream, The G700 and G800. Combining the Advance2 efficient engine core, with a brand-new low-pressure system, the Pearl 700 delivers an eight percent increase in take-off thrust (at 18,250 lbf) compared to the G650 BR725 engine.
The PW812GA was selected by Gulfstream in October 2021 to power the Gulfstream G400™ business jet. The Transport Canada certification was achieved following more than 3,400 hours of engine testing, including 260 hours of flight testing where the engine showed exceptional performance.
The aircraft joins the first outfitted G700, which has already set eight international city-pair speed records and was awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award in the Private Jet Design category.
The G650 family gained FAA steep approach landing certification in 2019 after successful operations at airports like London City and Lugano
The G800 flew from Savannah to Gulfstream Customer Support’s Farnborough, England, facility in support of Gulfstream’s participation in the Farnborough International Airshow.
Announced in October 2021, the G800 is the latest addition to Gulfstream’s next-generation fleet to take flight and make progress toward customer deliveries.