Gulfstream G500 makes NBAA debut
The Gulfstream G500 prototype has arrived in Las Vegas for display at this years National Business Aviation Administration’s annual conference and exhibition.
The aircraft arrived from Savannah, flying the 1,630nm / 3,018km distance to Las Vegas Henderson Executive in four hours and 36 minutes.
The flight was piloted by Gulfstream test pilots Scott Martin and Scott Evans, who flew the leg at an average speed of Mach 0.85.
“Delivering on our promises is a tradition at Gulfstream, and we look forward to doing the same with our new generation of aircraft, the G500 and G600,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, programs, engineering and test, Gulfstream. “The robust testing we accomplished on the ground and in the air since announcing the aircraft helped make this achievement possible. We are proud to give customers, the business aviation industry and the public a chance to see the G500 in person at NBAA.”
The G500 test aircraft joins the G150, G280, G450, G550 and G650ER is Gulfstream’s static display at the show.
Gulfstream announced the G500 in tandem with the larger G600 just over a year ago at a special ceromony at the airframers Savannah home base.