First Gulfstream G500 delivery
Posted on 06 Jan 2020 and read 935 times
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp recently announced that a G500 has been delivered to its first European customer — a charter operator based in Western Europe that took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream’s facilities in Savannah (Georgia, USA).
The G500 earned certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on 11 October and is in service
in North America, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe.
Gulfstream president Mark Burns (www.gulfstream.com
) said: “We are excited about making G500 deliveries to Europe. Since the introduction of the jet in 2014, customers around the world have been impressed by the performance, speed and range of the aircraft. As the G500 fleet continues to grow in Europe and around the world, its advanced technology raises the bar for business aviation.”
The G500 can travel 4,400 nautical miles at Mach 0.90 and 5,200nm at Mach 0.85. Its ‘Symmetry Flight Deck’ features the first electronically linked ‘active control sidesticks’ in civil aviation, the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in business aviation and a data concentration network, all of which ‘streamline operations and reduce pilot workload’.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.