Gulfstream revealed a redesigned full-size G600 mock-up at NBAA 2015, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on November 17-19. The mock-up features a slimmer passenger service unit for increased headroom; an expanded sideledge; additional counter space in the galley; an ergonomically enhanced aft lavatory; enhanced cabin lighting; quieter drawer and cabinet latches; an improved seat designed for enhanced comfort and ease of use; and stone flooring in the entryway and forward lavatory.
“We have collaborated with our customers throughout this project,” said Tray Crow, director, interior design, Gulfstream. “Since unveiling the original G600 mock-up at the G500 and G600 announcement event in October 2014, we have been gathering feedback from customers to ensure we meet their needs and deliver an ideal inflight environment. The interior is so comfortable and functional that passengers will forget they are traveling near the speed of sound.”
The G600 can be configured to offer up to four living areas. The CMS has been improved, allowing passengers to control the lighting, window shades, temperature and entertainment amenities through touchscreen devices. Satellite communications and high-speed internet enable passengers to stay connected. The cabin has 14 windows.
Gulfstream has also designed the cabin to offer quiet cabin sound levels, 100% fresh air replenished every two minutes, and a pressurization system that gives a cabin altitude of 3,670ft at FL430 and 4,850ft at FL510. The mock-up also includes the Gulfstream Symmetry flight deck.
Certification of the G500 is anticipated in 2017, with entry into service in 2018. The G600 certification is slated to follow in 2018, with entry into service in 2019.
Photos: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
November 20, 2015