Gulfstream delivers first new-generation G500 jet on time

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Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered the first all-new Gulfstream G500. The North American customer took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters, just under four years after the aircraft was announced in October 2014.

The G500 received both FAA type and production certificates on July 20, 2018, after more than 5,000 hours of FAA development, demonstration and certification testing.

The G500 also established more than 20 new city-pair speed records during a high-speed world tour earlier this year. The tour, which covered 44 cities and 18 countries on six continents, aimed to demonstrate the G500’s reliability and showcased the cabin and flight deck to customers.

Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream, said, “We’re proud of the work we and our suppliers have done to deliver a technologically advanced, all-new, clean-sheet aircraft that exceeds our customers’ expectations and continues the longstanding Gulfstream tradition of excellence.”

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