SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce recognized its long-standing relationship with Gulfstream Aerospace in a ceremony marking the delivery of 3,000 engines to the business jet maker. No other civil aerospace customer has received more engines from Rolls-Royce than Gulfstream.
For the occasion, Rolls-Royce commissioned a painting featuring both the GI and G550 aircraft -- the first and latest Gulfstream business aircraft to be powered by Rolls-Royce engines -- which was presented to Gulfstream Aerospace President Bryan Moss by Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James M. Guyette at a ceremony at the Gulfstream facility in Savannah, Georgia, on December 5.
Mr. Guyette said, "Rolls-Royce is proud to have delivered 3,000 engines spanning four engine programs over nearly 50 years to Gulfstream. This milestone signifies the long relationship forged through trust and excellence."
From the GI with a top speed of 648 km/hour and range of nearly 2,500 nm to the G550 with a range of 6750 nm and 0.88 mach speed, Rolls-Royce has powered eight aircraft variants for a total of nearly 1,500 Gulfstream business jets using the Dart, Spey, Tay and BR710 engines.
The first Gulfstream business aircraft, the Rolls-Royce Dart powered GI first flew in 1958. More recently, the company powered three high-performance business jets into service in the past few years: the large-cabin midrange G350 (2005), the long range G450 (2005) and the ultra-long range G550 (2003).
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