• Gulfstream's G600 executive jet. (Gulfstream)
    Gulfstream's G600 executive jet. (Gulfstream)

Gulfstream announced last Friday that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued both the type certificate and the production certificate for the G600 corporate jet.

The certificates clear the way for the first deliveries to be made to customer before the end of the year.

“Getting both authorizations on the same day is evidence of the maturity of our G600 production processes and speaks to the safety and reliability of the aircraft’s design,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns.

“Even more remarkable is the fact that we achieved these simultaneous certifications less than a year after completing another major program, certifying and delivering the Gulfstream G500, another testament to the engineering expertise and manufacturing excellence that are hallmarks of Gulfstream.

"The hard work by our team, including nearly 100,000 hours of ‘flying’ in our labs and more than 3200 hours of flying in the air, shows our dedication to safety and our customers."

The 19-seat G600 has a range of 6500 nm at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G600 will cover 5500 nm. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.

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