FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has established a contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a Gulfstream G550. The aircraft will support NOAA's weather forecasting and research programs.
"Gulfstream has been providing aircraft to the U.S. government for more than 50 years," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "We are proud to continue the partnership with NOAA's G550. Our aircraft platforms provide government and military customers with the flexibility, range and altitude capabilities perfect for demanding missions."
The G550 is Gulfstream's most popular model for special missions and government configurations. With a maximum range of 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80 and more than 55 speed records, the G550 can reach high altitudes quickly, fly far for long durations and provide good value with better fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs over other special missions platforms.
Gulfstream has produced special mission aircraft since 1967 for a variety of applications, including head-of-state transport, airborne early warning, ground surveillance, maritime patrol, atmospheric research and aeromedical evacuation. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are in service supporting governments and militaries in 40 countries around the world.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G280, the Gulfstream G550, the Gulfstream G500, the Gulfstream G600, the Gulfstream G650 and the Gulfstream G650ER. Information and photos are available at www.gulfstreamnews.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT services; C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $36.2 billion in revenue in 2018. More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.
SOURCE General Dynamics