Gulfstream G500, G600 Hit Flight-Hour Milestone

Both aircraft have surpassed the 100,000 flight-hour mark, according to the company.

Gulfstream’s G500 and G600 have each surpassed 100,000 flight hours, the company announced. [Courtesy: Gulfstream Aerospace]

Gulfstream Aerospace announced a major milestone for its G500 and G600 aircraft as each have surpassed 100,000 flight hours.

Both aircraft are equipped with the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, featuring touchscreen technology and powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

“This achievement is a result of the strong demand and high flight activity we’re seeing from customers around the world," said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. "Having exceeded 100,000 flight hours further reiterates the durability and dependability of the G500 and G600.”

Gulfstream, By the Numbers

The G500 can fly 5,300 nm at Mach 0.85 or 4,500 nm at Mach 0.90.

The G600 can fly 6,600 nm at Mach 0.85 or 5,600 nm at Mach 0.90.

Both aircraft have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.

Both aircraft have FAA certification for steep-approach operations, which gives the fleet access to some of the world's most technically challenging airports.

According to Gulfstream, there are more than 260 of the aircraft in service, and the airframes hold multiple speed records.

Meg Godlewski has been an aviation journalist for more than 24 years and a CFI for more than 20 years. If she is not flying or teaching aviation, she is writing about it. Meg is a founding member of the Pilot Proficiency Center at EAA AirVenture and excels at the application of simulation technology to flatten the learning curve. Follow Meg on Twitter @2Lewski.

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