Gulfstream Aerospace had two reasons to celebrate on August 14–the 55th anniversary of the GI’s first flight in 1958 and the 10th anniversary of the G550’s FAA certification in 2003. It was the first time in Gulfstream history that an aircraft received both certifications on the same day.
The GI was the first aircraft specifically designed and built for business travel. The company distributed close to 200 GIs between 1958 and 1969, before production ceased. Even though it was originally designed for business travel, the aircraft also serviced five U.S. government agencies and all branches of the U.S. armed forces. Large sums of the first Gulfstream aircraft were later transformed into commuter airliners.
Gulfstream Aerospace also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the G550’s FAA certificated. The G550 was first introduced on October 9, 2000. With more than 600 GV/G550 aircraft in service, Gulfstream has distributed more ultra-long-range business jets than any other manufacturer-Seems that would be a third reason to celebrate!
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