Gulfstream’s next-generation G500 and G600 programme has passed a milestone with the 100th customer delivery, a G500.
“Gulfstream saw great demand for the all-new G500 and G600 right out of the gate,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Once they entered service, interest in these innovative aircraft soared even more as operators experienced the compelling combination of the Symmetry Flight Deck and outstanding cabin comfort. Reaching 100 deliveries at this stage in the programme is remarkable and a clear reflection of the advantages the G500 and G600 give our customers.”
The G500 entered service in September 2018, with the G600 following in August 2019. Before they entered service, Gulfstream ensured the G500 and G600’s maturity with exercises that went beyond the rigorous flight-test programme, including a high-speed G500 world tour spanning nearly 130,000 nautical miles and achieving 22 city-pair speed records.
To date, the G500 and G600 have achieved more than 60 speed records and a combined total of more than 25,000 hours and more than 13,000 landings.
The G500 and G600 ushered in Gulfstream’s next-generation technology with the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck, featuring active control sidesticks, extensive use of touchscreen technology and a data concentration network.
The aircraft, which have earned numerous awards and accolades for seat and cabin design, feature 100% fresh, never recirculated air, and 14 panoramic windows.
Click here to read about the design in the September 2017 issue of Business Jet Interiors International, and click here to read about the testing programme in the April 2018 edition.