Gulfstream announced the G500 and G600 family of
aircraft on Oct. 14, 2014. Programs for both
aircraft are progressing well. As the first G500
flight-test article undergoes modification, two
more are preparing for flight and a fourth is in
production. Additionally, the first G600
flight-test aircraft has begun the initial
stages of production.
Together, the two programs have completed more
than 36,000 hours of lab testing, and both the
G600 integration test facility (ITF) and the
G600 Iron Bird are now operational. The engines
for the G500 and G600, the PW814GA and the
PW815GA, respectively, were certified by
Transport Canada in February.
The G500 and G600 offer an optimized combination
of speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency
providing best-in-class performance with
advanced safety features.
has a range of 5,000 nautical miles/9,260
kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nm/7,038 km at
Mach 0.90, while the G600 can carry passengers
6,200 nm/11,482 km at Mach 0.85 and 4,800
nm/8,890 km at Mach 0.90. The maximum operating
speed for both aircraft is Mach 0.925, the same
maximum speed as Gulfstream’s G650 and G650ER.