Gulfstream ups G500 and G600 range
Gulfstream has increased the range of both the G500 and the G600.
The manufacturer made the announcement during the 2017 NBAA Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
The G500, which is due to be certificated later in 2017, has seen a 200nm range increase at long-range cruise, whilst the high-speed cruise has been increased by 600nm.
For the G600, the long-range and high-speed cruise has been extended by a further 300nm.
“As we methodically moved through our concurrent flight-test programs, which are going exceptionally well, we recognized we had both the time and ability to enhance G500 and G600 performance and give our customers a business-jet family that’s better than the one we had promised them,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Extracting more capabilities from our aircraft has become a Gulfstream hallmark, the result of creating and maintaining a culture committed to continuous improvement, listening to our customers and exceeding our promises.”
Gulfstream are expecting FAA to certificate the G600 in 2018, with customer deliveries beginning shortly afterwards.