Gulfstream delivers 550th G550

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has delivered its 550th Gulfstream G550, solidifying the aircraft´s position as one of business aviation´s most popular jets, the company said.

Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 C4-11 engines, the G550 has the longest range of any business jet in its class. It can carry up to 19 passengers between the world´s business capitals and can fly eight passengers and four crew 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers nonstop, connecting New York with Dubai at Mach 0.80, or London with Los Angeles at Mach 0.85.

The aircraft has amassed more than 50 city-pair speed records during its more than 10 years in service, including London to Tokyo in just over 11 hours and Beijing to New York in just under 14.

The Gulfstream G550 can fly at a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet/15,545 meters and at speeds up to Mach 0.885. A fully equipped G550 offers numerous possible cabin layouts and options to fit a variety of missions.

Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft.