Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation unveiled new business jets, the G500 and G600. Two new members of the Gulfstream family will carry maximum of 19 passengers and the cockpit will be fitted with the new Symmetry Flight Deck and Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite.
The G500 can fly 5,000 nautical miles/9,260 km at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nm/7,038 km at Mach 0.90, while the G600 is capable of traveling 6,200 nm/11,482 km at Mach 0.85 or 4,800 nm/8,890 km at Mach 0.90. The maximum operating speed for both aircraft (the same as Gulfstream’s G650 and G650R) is Mach 0.925. The G500 and G600 are powered by versions of the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 series engine.
The new planes will be available in 2018 and 2019 and the first flight of the G500 is scheduled for 2015. Larry Flynn, president of Gulfstream, added: “ The G500 and G600 build upon the technology present in our G650 and our latest aircraft, the G650ER. Once again, our customers played a major role in the development and creation of these aircraft. The G500 and G600 continue the long Gulfstream tradition of being the first original equipment manufacturer to ensure an optimal combination of speed, range, wide-cabin comfort and fuel burn.”
Pricing for the first 50 serial numbers has been set at $43.5 million for the G500 and $54.5 million for the G600.