General Dynamics delivers 1st Gulfstream G600

US-based General Dynamics has announced it has delivered its first Gulfstream G500 aircraft following receipt of FAA type and production certification, the company said.

A US customer took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream´s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.

The G600, with its outstanding performance, industry-leading innovative technology and stylish, comfortable cabin, continues the emergence of a new generation of Gulfstream aircraft that started with the G500 in 2018.

The G600 received both FAA type and production certificates on June 28, 2019. The aircraft entered service after a design and test program that included flying nearly 100,000 hours in the company´s labs and more than 3,200 hours of flying in the air.

The G600 can carry passengers nonstop from Paris to Los Angeles or Hong Kong at an average speed of Mach 0.90 in an interior that won top honors in Private Jet Design at the 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT services; C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.