Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it will showcase its record-breaking, award-winning fleet at the upcoming European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The event will take place May 21-23 at Palexpo and Geneva International Airport.
Gulfstream will bring the super-midsize Gulfstream G280™; the high-performing Gulfstream G550™; the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G500™ and Gulfstream G600™; and the flagship Gulfstream G650ER™ for customer viewing.
“Customers in Europe have long recognized Gulfstream as the leader in providing high-performing, technologically advanced aircraft with an exquisite passenger environment,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Backed by our growing Customer Support network, Gulfstream operators in Europe are assured of the comprehensive, world-renowned Gulfstream experience. Europe continues to be a strong market for Gulfstream, and we look forward to another successful EBACE.”
The newest aircraft in Gulfstream’s fleet, the clean-sheet G500 and G600, are equipped with the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck™, the most technologically advanced flight deck in business aviation. The G600 is capable of flying 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and can connect Geneva to Hong Kong at Mach 0.90. The G500 is able to fly 5,200 nm/9,630 km at Mach 0.85. The aircraft is also capable of connecting Geneva to Chicago and did so in 8 hours and 1 minute, setting a city-pair record.
Gulfstream’s exhibit at EBACE will also include the G500 and G600 Symmetry Flight Deck experience, where guests can conduct a pilot-led simulated flight using the active control sidesticks and extensive touchscreen technology.
Gulfstream’s flagship, the ultralong-range G650ER, has a range of 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85 and can connect Geneva to Singapore at Mach 0.90 and Geneva to Santiago at Mach 0.87. The aircraft recently set a record for the farthest, fastest, nonstop business jet flight in history, connecting Singapore to Tucson, Arizona – a distance of 8,379 nm/15,518 km, in 15 hours and 23 minutes. To date, the G650 family has earned 90 city-pair records.
The iconic G550 has a maximum range of 6,750 nm/12,501 km and can link Geneva to Tokyo at Mach 0.85. The aircraft remains a popular choice for both commercial and special mission applications.
Gulfstream’s agile G280 can fly 3,600 nm/6,667 km at Mach 0.80 and easily connects Geneva to Dubai at Mach 0.84; the jet holds more than 65 city-pair records, including New York to Geneva in 7 hours and 34 minutes.
“Our aircraft offer the industry’s best combination of range, speed and performance, as demonstrated by our fleet’s consistently growing number of city-pair records” said Burns. “Gulfstream aircraft continue to win awards, set records and redefine the capabilities of business jet aircraft.”
In addition to the Symmetry Flight Deck™, the Gulfstream exhibit will also feature a real-time seat configurator, showcasing Gulfstream design innovation, paired with a physical seat display to see and feel comfort and design options.
Source: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Date: May 13, 2019