The G600, built by Gulfstream Aerospace, has been granted both a type certificate and production certificate by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), allowing for the first aircraft to be delivered later this year.
In a statement Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream stated, “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, 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 hard work by our team, including nearly 100,000 hours of ‘flying’ in our labs and more than 3,200 hours of flying in the air, shows our dedication to safety and our customers.”
The G600 is a 19 passenger business jet with a range of some 6,500 nautical miles. The aircraft first flew in December 2016 and its sister aircraft, the G500 has been delivered to more than 10 customers as of earlier this year.
“These rigorous and thorough certification processes ensure we deliver a first-rate aircraft that exceeds expectations. We can’t wait to put the newest member of our aircraft family — one that spectacularly combines performance, efficiency, technology and comfort that are second to none — into the hands of our worldwide customers,” the statement continued.
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception