SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has received a type certificate today from the Federal Aviation Administration on its ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 business-jet aircraft.
The certification verifies the airworthiness of the aircraft's design. According to Gulfstream, the company has already received more than 200 orders for the aircraft and expects to deliver the first fully outfitted G650 business jets to customers before the end of the year.
Larry Flynn, president at Gulfstream, says the G650 aircraft is the most technologically advanced flight deck in business aviation, along with being the largest and most comfortable cabin in its class. Flynn also says the aircraft represents all that is good about business aviation. "We designed the G650 with significant input from our Advanced Technology Customer Advisory Team, and we're extremely proud of what our entire organization has accomplished with this aircraft," Flynn said.
In addition, the G650 made its first trans-Atlantic crossing on May 12 en route to the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva. According to Gulfstream, the aircraft set a speed record by flying 3,780 nautical miles (7,000 km) squawk-free in just 6 hours and 55 minutes.
For more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft, visit www.gulfstream.com.