The two newest aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. made their Asia debut at the Singapore Airshow held 6-11 February.
The G500 and G600 flight test aircraft were shown alongside the flagship Gulfstream G650ER, the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the class-leading Gulfstream G280.
“Customers based in the Asia-Pacific region require aircraft that have the range, speed and payload capacity to travel easily between world business centers,” said Mark Burns, president of U.S.-based Gulfstream Aerospace.
He added that each aircraft shown in Singapore including the G500 and G600, is at the top of its class.
“We’re excited to have the G500 and G600 in Asia, so customers can explore their exquisite interiors, unparalleled comfort and superior craftsmanship.” – said Burns.
Both the G500 and G600 are on track for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type certification and entry into service this year, Burns said. The G500 is entering the final stage of its certification program, expecting its sertificate in early 2018, while the G600 recently completed field performance testing.
Both aircrafts has performance enhancements including a range increase in the G500 to 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometers, while the G600’s range has been upped to 6,500 nm/12,038 km. Each has a maximum operating Mach number of 0.925.
Along with a flight-test aircraft from each program, Gulfstream also has on static display its flagship G650ER, along with examples of the G550 and G280.
More than 330 Gulfstream are in service in the Asia-Pacific region – 280 of them large-cabin jets. – More The company constantly grow their customer support network which now includes Gulfstream Beijing service center; two factory-authorized service centers; and four Gulfstream-authorized warranty facilities in the region.
Gulfstream G600 interior
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