Only one aircraft manufacturer routinely stretches the possibilities of business aviation, and in the G600, Gulfstream delivers the industry’s next breakthrough with another ultralong-range aircraft that also offers best-in-class comfort, fuel efficiency and superior range at high speed. Gulfstream engineers used a straightforward design philosophy in the new Gulfstream G600: Combine new wing and airframe advances, new engines and a uniquely shaped cabin to move travelers 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometers at Mach 0.85—faster than any aircraft in its class—without sacrificing fuel economy or comfort.
Consider it accomplished. The G600 has a long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, the ability to fly an unrivaled 5,500 nautical miles/10,186 kilometers at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90. Along with the Gulfstream G650ER, Gulfstream G650 and the all-new Gulfstream G500, the G600 shares a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.
Why does that matter? Over a typical year, frequent flyers will save over 50 hours of travel time flying in the G600 versus other aircraft on the market. With a 19-passenger cabin, that amounts to hundreds of hours better dedicated to work or family and friends. Efficiency is another Gulfstream hallmark. With its advanced wing design and Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, the G600 is as much as 23 percent more efficient than other aircraft in its class. The Pratt & Whitney engines operate 10,000 hours between overhauls and feature reduced noise levels and emissions. These advances lower operating costs and ensure the aircraft will outperform environmental standards for years to come.
Performance meets comfort in the Gulfstream G600. With a width of 7 feet 11 inches/2.41 meters and a height of 6 feet 4 inches/1.93 meters, the cabin is the optimal size and shape to help produce the aircraft’s best-in-class speed and fuel efficiency. Yet the aircraft is also designed to be as comfortable and functional as passengers’ favorite spaces on the ground. At 45 feet 2 inches/13.77 meters, the G600 is the longest cabin in its class; it can be configured for up to four living areas, and in this business jet group, only Gulfstream can offer the option of a forward or aft galley. Even a shower is a possibility in the G600.
The uniquely shaped fuselage results in plentiful headroom while passengers move about the cabin. When seated, passengers have space to stretch out and get comfortable in the 27-inch-/68.5-centimeter-wide seats. The divans and seats convert to beds for sleeping. Sturdy, adjustable-height conference tables add comfort and convenience for working and dining.
Gulfstream designers are ready to assist through every facet of the new cabin design process. The process affords more flexibility than ever in configuring the G600 cabin with the perfect blend of up to four living areas to suit the unique desires of any operator. The G600 boasts 10 individual cabin space options designed for working, relaxing, dining or sleeping for a flexible cabin design.
Cabin environment also influences the travel experience. The G600 interior is engineered to provide a relaxing journey that leaves travelers refreshed on arrival. A low cabin altitude—4,850 feet/1,478 meters at the aircraft’s maximum altitude of 51,000 feet/15,545 meters—and 100 percent fresh air replenished every two minutes reduce the effects of jet lag. The cabin is so quiet passengers can converse at normal voice levels even while in flight at near the speed of sound. Last but not least, he G600’s 14 large Gulfstream panoramic windows flood the space with natural light for an increased sense of spaciousness.