550 for the G550

550 for the G550

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Gulfstream has delivered its 550th Gulfstream G550.

“This milestone delivery affirms the continued demand for the G550, one of the most dependable and sought-after aircraft in the world today,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.

“The G550’s best-in-class range and payload have earned it a lasting reputation as a versatile aircraft for business aviation and an ideal platform for special missions.”

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The G550 has the longest range of any business jet in its class. It can carry up to 19 passengers and can fly eight passengers and four crew 6,750nm nonstop, connecting New York with Dubai at Mach 0.80, or London with Los Angeles at Mach 0.85.

The aircraft has more than 50 city-pair speed records garnered during its decade in service, including Beijing to New York in just under 14 hours.

“The G550 has set the standard others follow,” Burns said. “The only aircraft in service today that fly farther than the G550 are our own Gulfstream G650 and G650ER.

“The aircraft’s technological and safety advances even led the G550 to be awarded the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy.”