Gulfstream G600: Rent the popular Long Range Jet

The Gulfstream G600 (GVII-G600) is the larger variant of the G500 (internally: GVII-G500). Both aircraft were launched in 2014 and are the commercial high-flyers of the American aircraft manufacturers: they are regularly responsible for over half of all Gulfstream orders in a year. The G600's cabin is about a metre longer than the G500's, and its bigger brother can also fly about 2,400 kilometres further. The first G600 was delivered to a customer in August 2019. The first EASA-certified aircraft was delivered in December 2020.

The G600 can fly to distant destinations efficiently, consistently, and at breakneck speed. This fact has enabled the jet to set more than 20-speed records, such as a flight from Savannah on the east coast of the USA to Geneva in Switzerland in a breathtaking 7 hours and 21 minutes. To this day, the G600 is one of the fastest business aviation aircraft on the market. The gigantic range of 12,223 kilometres enables the Gulfstream to fly non-stop from New York to Dubai, London to Beijing and Los Angeles to Shanghai. The G600 is powered by two tail-mounted Pratt & Whitney PW815GA engines.

The Gulfstream G600 private jet cabin is a masterpiece of luxury aviation. It offers ample space for up to 19 passengers in a combination of club and conference seating arrangements. The cabin is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and an intelligent lighting system that allows the ambience to be adjusted to the individual preferences of the passengers. It features a spacious kitchen, elegant dining, living and productive area and a fully equipped bar. The G600 cabin offers a quiet travel experience with minimal vibration and noise thanks to its quiet engine. Welcome aboard the ultimate luxury aircraft.

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Spacious Long Range Business Jet: A G600 from Gulfstream on take-off

Gulfstream received the International Yacht & Aviation Award for Private Jet Design in 2017 and 2018 for the all-new Gulfstream G600 and its successor, the G650ER, respectively. The ergonomically advanced Gulfstream-designed seats of the Gulfstream G500 and G600 also won an International Yacht & Aviation Award in the Product category in 2018.

Advantages of a Gulfstream G600 as a rental aircraft:

  • Plenty of cabin space: The Gulfstream G600 can accommodate up to 19 passengers and can be divided into three living areas and a crew rest area.

  • Most advanced technology: The use of technical innovations enables passengers to travel more safely. The innovative Head-Up Display (HUD) projects flight data onto a transparent screen in the pilot's front field of view. When visibility is limited or obscured, the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) uses infrared imaging technology to display what is not visible to the human eye.

  • Speed champion: The high speed of the G600 Gulfstream private jet is undoubtedly another impressive advantage. The aircraft is capable of reaching speeds of up to 925 km/h and transporting its passengers to their destination in an efficient manner. This advantage is underlined by the G600's numerous speed records: for example, in 2019, a flight from Savannah in the US state of Georgia to Doha in Qatar in just 12 hours and 57 minutes. At the time, this was the fastest flight by a business jet between the two cities.

  • Cost-saving operation: The G600 is equipped with advanced aerodynamics, state-of-the-art avionics (Symmetry Flight Deck) and efficient engines. These three features help to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs. Often, charter customers benefit from lower rental costs as a result. The aircraft is rightly regarded as both a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option for long private flights.

  • Luxury aircraft: The Gulfstream offers luxury for all the senses. 14 Gulfstream-typical oval windows allow natural light to enter the cabin. 100 per cent fresh air and low cabin pressure help passengers stay awake and focused. With the finest materials, including luxurious leather seats and genuine wood veneer, one experiences the ultimate in elegance and comfort.

The spacious interior allows passengers to move, work, relax and sleep in comfort. And all this without feeling cramped.

Disadvantages of a Gulfstream G600 as a rental aircraft:

  • Limited distribution: As the Gulfstream G600 is a relatively new aircraft, it may not be as widely available for charter as some of its more established competitors. This fact can make it difficult for charter operators and customers to access the model they want when they need it. Availability bottlenecks could be particularly prevalent during peak travel periods or in regions with high demand.

  • Often oversized: Another potential drawback of the Gulfstream G600 as a charter aircraft could be its size. While the G600's spacious cabin and long range is ideal for longer flights with larger groups, the jet might not be the optimal choice for shorter trips or smaller groups. In these cases, chartering a smaller and often less expensive aircraft might be a better choice. In addition, the size of the G600 may limit access to certain airports, which could limit travel options and increase the overall cost and time required for a planned trip.

There are several alternative charter jets to the Gulfstream G600 that could be considered.

  1. Bombardier Global 6500

  2. Dassault Falcon 8X

  3. Gulfstream G500

The Bombardier Global 6500 is a competitive alternative to the Gulfstream G600 for customers seeking a luxury long-range charter option. The Global 6500 offers industry-leading safety features such as the Bombardier Vision flight deck, which provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and advanced avionics. Overall, Bombardier's Global 6500 offers a good alternative that rivals the Gulfstream G600 in comfort, technology and safety.

As a smaller aircraft with a lower payload, the Falcon 8X has the lowest direct operating cost (DOC) and a list price of the charter options compared. Yet it has a remarkable range and, thanks to its three engines, its runway performance is on par with alternative private jets. Especially if the G600 seems oversized, the 8X could be a good alternative.

While the G600 has a longer range and a more spacious cabin than the Gulfstream G500, the smaller Gulfstream can still cover a respectable 9,816 kilometres without refuelling. Like its big brother, it has a spacious cabin that can also accommodate up to 19 passengers with reduced legroom. The cabin is equipped with advanced technology and amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi and a modern entertainment system. For those who find the reduced range sufficient, the G500 also offers an unfiltered Gulfstream experience without significant compromise.

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Elitist and charismatic: A Gulfstream G600 flying over a misty forest landscape

The Gulfstream G600 continues to set the standard for sophistication and performance in the charter business jet market. Starting with its spacious and comfortable cabin, the aircraft offers an unparalleled flying experience. It features advanced safety technologies and efficient engines that enable the combination of a higher base speed and a longer range. In addition, the state-of-the-art avionics system and fly-by-wire controls ensure a smooth and precise flight to almost any destination. The versatility and luxury of the G600 make it both an exceptional and popular choice for exclusive business and leisure travel. Overall, the G600 offers an exceptional combination of speed, comfort and reliability that often makes it the first choice for business jet charter flights.

Aircraft data / Technical data

Aircraft categoryLong Range Jet (LRJ)
ManufacturerGulfstream Aerospace
Number of units produced50 (as of September 2021)
Production periodSince 2014
Engine2 x Two Pratt & Whitney PW815GA
Price54.5 million US dollars (list price at launch of the model)
Crew2 pilots
Toilet2 (front and rear)


Take-off route1.737 m
Landing distance721 m
Maximum speed982 km/h (Mach 0,90)
Range12,223 km (6,600 nautical miles)
Maximum flight altitude15.545 m


Passenger capacity19 passengers
Maximum payload with full tank816 kg
Capacity of the most common rental variant13 seats


Cabin volume53,35 m³
Cabin (length x width x height)13,77 m x 2,31 m x 1,88 m

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Gulfstream G600 cost?

The list price of the G600 was quoted by the manufacturer at 54.5 million US dollars when it was launched in 2014. The smaller G500, which was launched at the same time, had a list price of 43.5 million US dollars. The price of a used Gulfstream G600 can vary greatly depending on the year of production and other factors. According to the leading platform for used aircraft, Aircraft Bluebook, a used G600 of the production year 2019 costs around 53 million, whereas the price for a model of the year 2022 is around 57 million and thus even higher than the originally announced list price.

How far can a Gulfstream G600 fly?

As a long-range business jet, the Gulfstream G600 is capable of flying up to 12,223 kilometres without a stopover. This range enables direct flights between many popular city pairs: New York to Dubai, for example, or Los Angeles to London. The actual range of the G600 also depends on factors such as number of passengers, cargo, refuelling, weather and wind conditions during the flight.

How does the Gulfstream G600 differ from the Gulfstream G650?

Both the Gulfstream G600 and the Gulfstream G650 are high-end long-range business jets from the manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace. Besides many similarities, the models differ in a few points: Size: The G650 is minimally larger than the G600, with a longer cabin and greater overall length. Both aircraft have capacity to carry up to 19 passengers. Range: The G650 has a range 741 kilometres greater than the G600. Speed: For both models, the manufacturer gives the top speed as Mach 0.925. Required take-off and landing distance: The G650 requires a larger runway than the G600. For flights to smaller or remote airfields, this could be an argument in favour of the smaller G600. Purchase and charter price: The G650 is generally more expensive than a G600, both in terms of purchase price and operating costs. The latter usually also result in a higher charter price.

How many Gulfstream G600s have been sold so far?

Just two years after entering service, Gulfstream Aerospace delivered its 50th G600 widebody aircraft to an undisclosed North American customer in September 2021. According to Gulfstream President Mark Burns, the jet's unique combination of range, speed, cabin comfort and fuel efficiency is compelling.

Does the Gulfstream G600 have single-pilot certification?

No, according to the manufacturer, the G600 requires a two-pilot crew. It is true that the aircraft is equipped with advanced avionics and safety systems that support the pilots in all phases of flight. Nevertheless, not least because of the size and range of the aircraft, at least two pilots are required for operation.

Gulfstream G600: Rent the best Long Range Jet

Gulfstream G600 cabin
View of the central aisle of the Gulfstream G600 cabin: modern kitchen equipped with ovens, microwaves, and other high-end amenities for optimal travel comfort.
Gulfstream G600 flying in front of clouds
Gulfstream G600 on the runway at the airport
Gulfstream G600 flying over the ocean

Cabin Specifications




Length: 13.77 meters

Height: 1.88 meters

Width: 2.31 meters



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