The all-new Gulfstream G500 business jet has begun a world tour to give current and potential customers an opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft’s technology, comfort and craftsmanship.
“This is a momentous year for the G500, with the aircraft’s planned certification and entry into service,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.
“It’s an ideal time for customers to explore an aircraft that is already noted for its large, wide cabin, outstanding performance and industry- leading technology. It also gives us an opportunity to thoroughly test and examine the fully outfitted interior as we prepare for the G500’s service entry.”
The G500’s cabin is optimised for comfort and productivity with its low sound levels, 100 percent fresh air, industry-leading altitude and 14 panoramic windows.
The aircraft’s Symmetry Flight Deck, with active control sidesticks, includes 10 touch screens and incorporates a third-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display and Head-Up Display II.
The G500 can fly 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometres at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, providing operators with mission flexibility over the aircraft’s original 5,000nm/9,260km range. At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G500 has 4,400nm/8,149km of range. Five G500 aircraft are undergoing flight testing, with type certification anticipated in early 2018.
The G500 will stop in select cities, including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Milan, Moscow, Beijing and Melbourne.