AERO Friedrichshafen show ends on April 22. Gulfstream hopes to shake up the European corporate travel market by introducing the G500.
The aircraft developed by Gulfstream Aerospace Cooperation is a clean-sheet next-generation aircraft, offering speed, wide-cabin comfort, and low operating cost to the ever-challenging and mature European market.
The European market, traditionally dominated by Falcons and Bombardier, the Gulfstream G500 being categorized as a heavy jet, (smaller heavy jet), it is ready to conquer traditional rivals of the Globals from Bombardier and the Falcons 7X.
Gulfstream G500: Packed with Tech & Safety
The aircraft, which was introduced into service in September 2018, the Gulfstream still never fails to impress potential buyers. The American manufacturer introduced Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight Deck to the sector.
The Symmetry Flight Deck allows the manufacturer to enable features including active control sidesticks, which will inevitably increase visual and tactile feedback to pilots. This will enhance situation awareness and safety in general.
Smart Design and an incredible power management
The G500 is equipped with high-thrust engines, which are aerodynamic wings. The G550 is manufactured for excellence and performance, yet elevating fuel efficiency by more than 30% from its aircraft model predecessor.
Moreover, the aircraft is also quiet than other aircraft in the category, it is the first corporate aircraft to be given Stage 5 noise standards certification, by using the enhanced vision to land.
The G500 is made for every demographic, ranging from corporate to family-friendly configurations. The aircraft can be configured in up to three living areas and also comes with the latest Gulfstream Cabin Experience with 100% fresh, always-circulated air.
The G500 comes with the lowest cabin altitude in its class. The quiet hum in the cabin shows the aircraft’s magnificent excellence in soundproofing and allows enough natural light from 14 panoramic oval windows to penetrate the cabin.
Gulfstream G500’s Performance
The G500 can fly as far as 5,300 nautical miles/9,816 kilometres at Mach 0.85 and 4,500 nautical miles/8,334 kilometres at Mach 0.90 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.
AERO Friedrichshafen and the Greater European Market
The latest airshow, which is about to be rounded up today, AERO Friedschafen is a window to the European market. The European market, often dominated by light to medium jets is slowly gravitating towards heavy jets.
In fact, Gulfstream’s senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Gulfstream Scott Neal stated: We are thrilled to display the G500 at AERO 2023 this week and are looking forward to showcasing this award-winning aircraft for our customers.”
He furthered “Germany continues to be an important market for us. We are making significant investments in this region with the help of regional vice president of sales Oliver Bergsch, who joined Gulfstream in 2022. The Gulfstream team continues to invest in the region as competition heats up from manufacturers like Bombardier and Falcon.