Gulfstream is to end production of the G450 to be replaced be the all-new G500.
The G450 was born out of the GIV and GIV-SP and the aircraft and customers will continue to be supported by Gulfstream Business Jets.
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream: “The GIV and G450 ushered in a business aviation renaissance that has led to increased safety, greater reliability, better technology and improved performance.”
“It’s fitting that the G500 will replace the G450 and build upon its performance legacy, creating another industry game-changer from Gulfstream.”
The G500 seats up to 19 passengers in three living areas, with forward and aft lavatories and a full-size galley that can be located either forward or aft. The G500 cabin also features 100% fresh air and continues with Gulfstream’s signature oval windows.
Currently in the flight test stage, with five aircraft flying the G500 is expected to receive type certification in 2017 and begin delivering to customers in 2018. The aircraft can fly 5,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nautical miles at Mach 0.90, and its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.
The final G450 is scheduled for delivery to a customer in early 2018, before G500 deliveries commence.