Gulfstream’s New G600 and G500 Unveiled

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. unveiled two new aircraft:  the G600 and the G500. The Savannah, Georgia-based company, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, promises the new jets will “optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.”  The maximum operating speed for both models will be .925 Mach.  This, as well as comfortable cabin pressure, large windows and 100 percent  fresh air,  promises a quick and luxurious flight.

New manufacturing facilities in Georgia will build the planes.  After FAA certification, the G500 is expected to be delivered in 2018.  The G600 will arrive a year later. The jets are expected to sell for $43.5 million and $54.5 million, respectively.

Initial customers  include Qatar Airways and Flexjet, the Dallas-based fractional jet provider that just signed a 50-plane contract with Gulfstream for a mix of G500s, G450s and G650s.

More pictures, along with a video of the unveiling event can be found here.

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