NOAA orders Gulfstream G550 to support weather forecasting/research

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a General Dynamics company, has announced it has established a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a Gulfstream G550, the company said.

The aircraft will support NOAA´s weather forecasting and research programs.

Gulfstream said its aircraft platforms provide government and military customers with the flexibility, range and altitude capabilities perfect for demanding missions.”

The G550 is Gulfstream´s most popular model for special missions and government configurations. With a maximum range of 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80 and more than 55 speed records, the G550 can reach high altitudes quickly, fly far for long durations and provide good value with better fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs over other special missions platforms.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, 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. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated USD 36.2 billion in revenue in 2018.