Gulfstream delivers first new-generation G500 on time
27 September 2018
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation today announced it has delivered the first all-new Gulfstream G500, officially marking the arrival of a new generation of Gulfstream innovation and design. The North American customer took delivery of the record-breaking aircraft at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters, just shy of four years after the aircraft was announced in October 2014.
“We’re proud of the work we and our suppliers have done to deliver a technologically advanced, all-new, clean-sheet aircraft that exceeds our customers’ expectations and continues the longstanding Gulfstream tradition of excellence,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.
The aircraft received both Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type and production certificates on 20 July 2018. Gulfstream said the aircraft enters service with proof of both its performance capabilities and cabin comfort, from the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck to Gulfstream’s newest seat designs, thanks to the more than 5,000 hours flown by the G500 for company and FAA development, demonstration and certification testing.
It said the G500 also established more than 20 new city-pair speed records during a high-speed world tour earlier this year. The tour, which covered 44 cities and 18 countries on six continents, demonstrated the aircraft’s reliability and maturity and showcased the cabin and flight deck to customers.