Gulfstream G500 earns innovation award
7 February 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation received a 2019 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Award for the advanced technology introduced on the G500. The Business Intelligence Group seeks out and rewards those with vision, creativity and persistence, all hallmarks found in the world’s leading companies and individuals, Gulfstream said.
The company said the G500 earned the award for its influence on worldwide travel thanks to the introduction of the Symmetry Flight Deck and the safety advancements it brings to the business-jet industry. The new innovations feature active control side-sticks, the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the industry, and Gulfstream’s third-generation Enhanced Flight Vision System. The result is greater situational awareness, increased visibility, enhanced communication and a new level of safety in the skies, according to Gulfstream.
In addition to the BIG Innovation Award, the G500 received Aviation Week’s 2017 Technology Laureate Award for the active control side-sticks and Flying’s 2019 Editors’ Choice Award. The Gulfstream-designed seats on the G500 and its sister ship, the G600, earned a 2018 International Yacht & Aviation Award.