The first G500 with a fully conforming production interior has arrived in Geneva for display at the EBACE show.
Although the aircraft was originally due to make an appearance at last years’ show, the tight testing schedule meant that it had to pull out at the last moment.
“The G500 flew its maiden voyage before EBACE two years ago, and we have worked methodically since then to expand the test fleet and move the aircraft toward certification later this year,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The flight-test crew and all Gulfstream employees working on this program are keeping the G500, as well as the Gulfstream G600, on track to enter service with industry-leading safety, performance and comfort.”
Gulfstream are expecting the G500 to be certificated by the US FAA later in the year, with the first customer delivery scheduled before the end of the year.