Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States has established a contract for a Gulfstream G550.
The aircraft will be used to support the administration, which warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and conducts environmental research, in a weather forecasting and research capacity.
“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.”
Gulfstream have a long history of supplying special mission aircraft, having provided a variety of head-of-state transport, maritime patrol, atmospheric research and aeromedical evacuation planes since 1967.
There are currently 205 Gulfstream aircraft in service supporting governments and militaries in 40 countries around the world.