Gulfstream Delivers Final G550 For Commercial Use
Gulfstream Aerospace has ended G550 production and delivered its final ultra-long-range twinjet on June 30 for commercial use, with the aircraft going to an international customer, the company says.
Another 16 G550s registered to Gulfstream are under modification for military and special mission customers, according to Aviation Week Network data. No more G550s will be produced. Gulfstream did not name the customer for the final commercial delivery. Aviation Week Network data shows the aircraft was delivered to Nephele Aviation, a Dublin-based lessor on the Cayman registry. The end-user is not yet known.
More than 600 G550s are in service. The aircraft, launched in 2000, received certification and entered service in 2003. It was the launch platform for the Gulfstream PlaneView flight deck. It was also certified with an enhanced vision system as a standard feature.
The G550 has a range of 6,750 nm at Mach 0.80 and has set more than 55 speed records.
“For nearly two decades, the G550 has been exceeding customer expectations,” says Mark Burns, Gulfstream president. “The G550 set a new standard for performance and reliability and continues to outperform and impress with its wide-ranging capabilities. Given our vast G550 fleet in service, we look forward to continuing to support all G550 customers around the world with Gulfstream Customer Support’s extensive network.”