Gulfstream Aerospace’s all-new Gulfstream G600 has earned both its type and production certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certifications clear the way for the first G600 deliveries to
customers as scheduled this year.
“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, president, Gulfstream. “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, another testament to the engineering expertise and manufacturing excellence that are hallmarks of Gulfstream.
“The FAA grants type certification after an aircraft’s design proves compliance with aviation regulations. The FAA issues a production certificate once an aircraft manufacturer demonstrates its manufacturing facilities and quality management system meet the agency’s stringent safety
and reliability requirements.
The G600 is the third Gulfstream aircraft model to get its type and production certificates simultaneously. The first was the Gulfstream G550 on Aug. 14, 2003. The cleansheet Gulfstream G500 achieved the feat on July 20, 2018.
The G600 flies 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G600 travels 5,500 nm/10,186 km. The aircraft has already earned 11 city-pair speed records, all at Mach 0.90. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925. The aircraft also features the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active control sidesticks and 10 touch screens, both industry firsts.
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