Gulfstream’s new G500 made its first cross-country trip for NBAA 2015, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on November 17-19. The flight test aircraft joined the G650ER, G550, G450, G280 and G150 in Gulfstream’s static display.
The G500 flight-test program consists of five aircraft, including a fully outfitted production aircraft that allows the company to test all the interior elements and complete integration of the aircraft systems with the passenger experience.
Gulfstream anticipates certification of the G500 in 2017, with entry into service in 2018. Lab testing for the G600 is ongoing in Gulfstream’s integration test facility, with certification slated for 2018 and entry into service in 2019.
November 20, 2015