Gulfstream G500 begins world tour



Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that its 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 cutting-edge technology, unparalleled comfort and superior craftsmanship, the company said.

The 12-country tour began this month at Dallas Love Field and will conclude in June.

The G500´s cabin is optimized for comfort and productivity with its low sound levels, 100 percent fresh air, industry-leading altitude and 14 panoramic windows. Along with business aviation´s first active control sidesticks, the aircraft´s award-winning Symmetry Flight Deckâ„¢ includes 10 touch screens and incorporates a third-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display and Head-Up Display II.

The aircraft can fly 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, providing operators even greater mission flexibility over the aircraft´s original 5,000-nm/9,260-km range. At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G500 has 4,400 nm/8,149 km of range, a 600-nm/1,111-km increase over its projected range of 3,800 nm/7,038 km. 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.

Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G280â„¢, the Gulfstream G550â„¢, the Gulfstream G500â„¢, the Gulfstream G600â„¢, the Gulfstream G650â„¢ and the Gulfstream G650ERâ„¢. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Salesâ„¢.