Gulfstream G550 private jet fleet completes one million flights since 2003

Gulfstream G550 one million flights

Gulfstream’s G550 private jet fleet has completed its one millionth landing, after the aircraft was launched some 20 years ago. 

In an announcement by Gulfstream on August 2, 2023, the business aviation company praised the aircraft’s “long-lasting durability” and confirmed the G550 fleet has also logged 2.6 million flight hours.   

“Two decades after the aircraft entered service, the G550 continues to achieve in-service milestones and add to its impressive list of accolades as evidenced by this 1 millionth landing,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “This is a testament to the quality of the G550 and the technology that Gulfstream introduced on this aircraft, which paved the way for our next-generation fleet.  

Burns added: “The G550 is also backed by Gulfstream’s Customer Support worldwide network, which helps ensure continued service achievements like this one.” 

The G550 pioneered Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System, now known as Enhanced Flight Vision System, and was recognized for this achievement and other advances with the National Aeronautic Association’s 2003 Collier Trophy

Introduced on the G550, the Enhanced Flight Vision System is now available for the G280, G650, G650ER, G400, G500 and G600.   

The all-new G700 and G800 feature Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision System on Gulfstream’s new Combined Vision System to further enhance pilot situational awareness. 

Gulfstream was also the first original equipment manufacturer to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for certified operators to use Enhanced Flight Vision System for touchdown and rollout. 

Equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the G550 can fly 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers at Mach 0.80, putting the aircraft at the top of its class.  

The cabin offers multiple configurations, can seat up to 19 passengers and sleep up to eight.   

Over the years the G500 has been modified for a variety of government applications including aeromedical evacuation, head-of-state transport, airborne early warning, atmospheric research and maritime patrol. 

The G550 entered service in 2003 and more than 600 aircraft are in service today.  


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