Gulfstream has broadcast its confidence that the G500 will achieve FAA certification in 2017. “Development testing is complete, company testing is well underway and FAA certification has started, putting us right on track for certification and customer deliveries later this year,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.
Members of Gulfstream’s Advanced Technology Customer Advisory Team (ATCAT) recently enjoyed a flight in the cabin test bed, an outfitted production aircraft.
“The feedback during and after these flights was extremely positive,” said Burns. “Our customers tell us that the added flexibility of the cabin, the comfort of our newly designed seats and the enhanced satellite communications will ensure that the G500 customer experience is second to none.”
This outfitted aircraft has accumulated more than 180 flight hours since August 5, 2016. There are four other flight-test aircraft, which in total have flown more than 2,450 hours. The aircraft will have a range of 5,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nautical miles at Mach 0.90.
March 28, 2017