Gulfstream G600 takes to the skies
Gulfstream has kicked-off the certification campaign for its new G600 business jet, following first flight of the large-cabin, long-range twin on 17 December. Two more test aircraft have been inducted into the airframer’s flight-test centre in Savannah, Georgia, in preparation for their maiden sorties early next year.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW815GA engines, the G600 can travel 6,200nm (11,500km) at Mach 0.85, or 4,800nm at Mach 0.9. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925 – matching Gulfstream’s flagship, the 7,500nm-range G650ER.