G550 Makes Delivery Milestone

The ultralong-range Gulfstream G550 continues to be an in-demand aircraft. Gulfstream recently delivered the 500th Gulfstream G550 to Abbott, the global healthcare and nutrition company headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois.

“Gulfstream has been a long-standing supplier of our aviation needs,” says Steven Hawkins, director of aviation for Abbott. “We congratulate them for attaining this milestone.”

The G550 flies as high as 51,000 feet/15,545 meters and as fast as Mach 0.885. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 C4-11 engines, the aircraft travels nonstop for 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers with eight passengers and four crew. The G550 cabin can be configured with up to four living areas and can accommodate as many as 19 passengers.

“The Gulfstream G550 is one of the most capable and dependable business jets in the skies today,” says Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “With an average NBAA dispatch reliability rate of 99.9 percent, the G550 consistently proves its mettle as a vital business tool, allowing companies to advance their businesses around the world effectively and efficiently. Given its best-in-class payload and range benefits, the G550 is also a great value for operators, another reason why this aircraft is the market leader in its class.”

NBAA IFR theoretical range. Actual range will be affected by ATC routing, operating speed, number of passengers, weather, outfitting options and other factors.

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