Tuesday, 14 October 2014

New models announced today

Gulfstream have today announced 2 new models at Savannah. The G500 and G600. See gulfstreamnews.com
See the video of the presentation at Youtube
picture courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace
For the first time, Gulfstream have moved away from engine supplier Rolls Royce and will use Pratt & Whitney PW800s. The G600 will have a range of 6200nm (G550 = 6000nm). The G500 will have a range of 5000nm (G450 = 4200nm). Other major change is no yoke, just a sidestick control. G500 N500GA was introduced to the press today.
Qatar Aw have signed a MoU for up to 20 G500 and G650ER. See gulfstreamnews Flexjet have ordered up to 50 G450, G500 and G650. See gulfstreamnews
Deliveries of the G500 slated for 2018 with the G600 about a year later.
picture via AIN Online

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