Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidary of General Dynamics, has delivered its first fully outfitted ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered to a U.S. customer.
"We're extremely proud of this aircraft and the work that's been done by the G650 design, build, and supplier teams," says Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. "The first delivery of an aircraft is always an auspicious occasion and this one is especially so. This delivery represents the beginning of a new era in aircraft design and manufacturing in terms of quality, capabilities, reliability, parts availability and maintenance activities.
"We're thrilled to see the first G650 leave our hangar for a customer's. Soon the G650 will be a common sight at airports around the world," Flynn says.
Jay L. Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of Gulfstream's parent corporation, General Dynamics, says, "The G650 sets a new world standard for business-jet performance, range, speed and comfort. I am very proud of the Gulfstream team. They have done a superb job in designing and manufacturing an aircraft that is already the envy of the global market."