Travelin’ in Style

In a world where travel is a necessity for many, there is one company that is setting the standard on how people move around the world. 

From its beginnings, Gulfstream has led the evolution of business and personal aviation. In 1958, the Gulfstream I made its debut. It was the world’s first purpose-built business aircraft. Gulfstream produced more than 200 Gulfstream I aircraft, many of which are still in service today. The fact that many are still in service attests to the reliability of a Gulfstream.

In 1967, Gulfstream operations moved to Savannah, Georgia. Labor supply, land availability, transportation facilities, and favorable weather conditions were some of the reasons for choosing the Hostess City as Gulfstream’s permanent headquarters. Over the years, Gulfstream has witnessed impressive growth. Since 2006, the company has invested nearly $1 billion in facilities expansions in Savannah. Gulfstream also operates facilities on four continents and employs more than 16,000 people worldwide.

 

"The G650ER really sets the standard when you consider customers’ desires to fly faster, longer, with fewer stops."

 

Time has also paved the way for the evolution of Gulfstream aircraft. Today, the company produces six aircraft models to satisfy a wide spectrum of private-jet travel needs. The in-service models are the Gulfstream G280, the Gulfstream G550, the Gulfstream G640, and the Gulfstream G650ER. The in-production models are the Gulfstream G500 and the Gulfstream G600.

 

 

While every Gulfstream offers superior performance and comfort, the G650 and the G650ER are truly customer favorites. “Since the G650 and G650ER have entered service, we’ve realized that our customers prefer flying fast and routinely fly their G650 at Mach 0.90, which offers a significant time savings,” says Heidi Fedak, director of Corporate Communications, Gulfstream. Both aircraft have maximum operating speeds of Mach 0.925 (more than nine-tenths the speed of sound.) “The G650ER really sets the standard when you consider customers’ desires to fly faster, longer, with fewer stops. With a range of 7,500 nautical miles, the G650ER can whisk passengers almost anywhere in the world nonstop.” 

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