GULFSTREAM SURPASSES 25 G500 DELIVERIESAward-Winning, Record-Breaking Fleet Achieves More Than 5,000 Flight Hours
SAVANNAH, Georgia, October 23, 2019 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has delivered more than 25 Gulfstream G500TM aircraft to customers just over a year after the aircraft entered service. The aircraft’s first delivery to a Brazilian customer has also taken place.
“When the first all-new G500 was delivered last September, we knew customers were receiving a mature aircraft backed by Gulfstream’s record of delivering on its promises,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Thanks to the research and development behind the G500, one of the most rigorous and robust flight-test regimens we’ve ever undertaken, and Gulfstream’s advanced manufacturing, we are getting these amazing aircraft to customers with proven performance capabilities.”
When the G500 took its first flight, the aircraft had already completed tens of thousands of hours of ground testing in Gulfstream’s Research and Development Center. During the flight-test program, the aircraft flew more than 5,000 hours over more than 1,400 flights. Before certification, the G500 completed a world tour of nearly 130,000 nautical miles/240,760 kilometers, reaching 44 cities and 18 countries over seven months, a test of the aircraft’s reliability and maturity.
To date, the G500 has achieved more than 35 city-pair speed records.
The G500 can fly 5,200 nm/9,630 km at Mach 0.85 and 4,400 nm/8,149 km at Mach 0.90. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925. The G500 features Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight DeckTM, with the first electronically linked active control sidesticks in civil aviation and the most extensive use of touch screens in business aviation. The G500 cabin environment includes 14 Gulfstream panoramic windows, whisper-quiet sound levels, 100 percent fresh air and a low cabin altitude.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, 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 G280TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM, the Gulfstream G650ERTM and the Gulfstream G700TM. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at www.gulfstreamnews.com.
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