Gulfstream Delivers its First G500

Just four years passed from announcement to first delivery.

Gulfstream G500
Certification followed more than 5,000 hours of testing.Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. last week delivered the first all-new Gulfstream G500, officially marking the arrival of a new generation of Gulfstream innovation and design according to the company. 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.

The G500 received both its FAA type and production certificates on July 20, 2018. The aircraft enters service with proof of both its performance capabilities and cabin comfort, from the Symmetry Flight Deck to Gulfstream’s newest seat designs following more than 5,000 hours of company and FAA development, demonstration and certification testing.

The aircraft established more than 20 new city-pair speed records during a high-speed world tour earlier this year that covered 44 cities and 18 countries on six continents. “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.