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Thrive adds range to expanding fleet with G600
The addition of the next-generation Gulfstream aircraft marks Thrive’s expansion into the long range, on-demand private charter market.
The award-winning G600 becomes Thrive’s first long range offering.
Read this story in our January 2023 printed issue.

Nevada-based Thrive Aviation has taken delivery of a Gulfstream G600, marking its expansion into the long range, on-demand private charter market. Ordered in February last year, it brings the company’s fleet to 18 aircraft.

“The addition of the Gulfstream G600 to our fleet builds on our legacy of unparalleled luxury, safety and elevated experiences,” says co-founder Vitali Lapko. “The G600 helps take our services to a new level, and there are surely many memorable journeys ahead for us all.”

Designed and built in Gulfstream’s manufacturing facility at its worldwide headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, the G600 was outfitted at the OEM’s Dallas, Texas, completions centre. Gulfstream customer support will service Thrive’s G600 at the all-new Mesa service centre in Arizona, convenient for Thrive’s Henderson base.

“We appreciate the confidence Thrive has placed in Gulfstream as it enters a new segment of its business with the G600,” says president Mark Burns. “The G600 is expertly suited to Thrive’s mission and gives its customers new access to the latest in safety advancements and performance efficiencies along with the unparalleled Gulfstream cabin experience.”

The G600 can travel 6,600 nm at Mach 0.85 or 5,600 nm at Mach 0.90, all with impressive fuel-efficiency. The aircraft’s award-winning interior features quiet noise levels, a low cabin altitude, 100 per cent fresh air purified by a plasma ionisation clean air system and abundant natural light from 14 panoramic oval windows.

The G600’s flexible cabin earned the 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Award for private jet design, while its mission-specific seating won top honours in the competition’s product category. To date, the aircraft has set more than 35 city-pair speed records around the world.

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