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Gulfstream G500/G600

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The G500 and G600 are a whole new family of fixed wing jets, originally unveiled by Gulfstream in October 2014. They have a wider fuselage than the G650, but retain the typical Gulfstream T tail configuration and swept wings. They have tricycle-type, retractable landing gear with twin wheels on each leg.

The G500 earned FAA type and production certification on 20 July, 2018, and EASA certification on 11 October 2019. It entered service in September 2018. The G600 entered service on 8 August, 2019 after it earned its FAA type and production certificates on 28 June that year.

The G600 has officially received FAA and EASA certification of improved take off performance operations on grooved runways in wet conditions; G500 certification was tracking for early 2022. 

Prior to certification, Gulfstream had ensured the G500 and G600’s maturity with a high-speed G500 world tour spanning nearly 130,000 nautical miles and achieving 22 city-pair speed records.

Both aircraft are certified to Stage 5 noise standards, and both have achieved steep approach certification. They share increases in efficiency and reductions in emissions; faster flight means fewer flight hours and longer periods between scheduled maintenance visits.

Many system features and fly-by-wire flight control technologies are the same as on the G650, but the flight deck is a new generation developed by BAE Systems. The Symmetry Flight Deck features active control sidesticks that increase visual and tactile feedback between pilots. Ten touch-screen displays and Phase-of-Flight intelligence enhance operational efficiency and redundancy while providing intuitive access to essential information.

The Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) allows authorised pilots to land without natural vision in low-visibility conditions, increasing access to airports and reducing go-arounds. A Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display, featuring 3D graphics of terrain and runways, further boosts pilots’ situational awareness.

Systems for oxygen, cabin pressurisation, landing gear control and aircraft health and trend monitoring are adapted from the G650, but are more fully integrated with the Symmetry avionics system. The cabin has an altitude of 4,850 ft at FL510, and of 3,000 ft at FL410.

The G600 is a longer range jet than the G500. At its near-supersonic high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G600 can connect New York and Dubai, London and Beijing, or Los Angeles and Shanghai nonstop.

The G600 can seat up to 19 passengers and sleep up to 10, the G500 can sleep up to eight. Each cabin has an extra seven inches of legroom between seats, and larger windows for more light; 12 on the G500 and 14 on the G600. The cabin features a new media system that allows up to 19 personal devices to stream while in flight.

Both types are powered by two rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 series turbofan engines. The G500 has PW814GAs each with 15,144 lb thrust that give it a range of 6,200nm at Mach 0.85, and 4,800 nm at Mach 0.90. It requires a take off distance of 5,300 ft with a maximum take off weight of 79,600lb. Maximum cruise altitude is 51,000ft.

The G600 has two PW815GAs with 145,680 lb thrust each, that give it a range of 6,600nm at Mach 0.85, and 5,600nm at Mach 0.90. Take off distance is 5,700 ft with a maximum take off weight of 94,600lb and a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 ft.

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News from Business Air News
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Gulfstream’s G500 and G600 each pass 100,000 hours
June 14, 2024
With more than 260 aircraft in service today, the G500 and G600 fleet holds more than 90 city-pair speed records combined.
May 7, 2024G600 gains FAA steep approach certification
April 12, 2024Gulfstream G500 returns to Aero Friedrichshafen
February 12, 2024Gulfstream G700 to make Singapore Airshow debut
January 11, 2024Nicholas Air adds G600 and launches Steel Jet memberships
December 16, 2023TAG expands maintenance capabilities with Bermuda approval
November 23, 2023Gulfstream completes trans-Atlantic flight on nothing but SAF
November 2, 2023Gulfstream completes latest next-gen manufacturing expansion
November 2, 2023Gulfstream to debut G700 alongside G500 at Dubai
October 11, 2023FAA awards G500 steep-approach certification
August 29, 2023G500 brings speedy comfort to ABS Jets’ fleet
July 25, 2023ExecuJet Haite is one of three new Gulfstream ASFs
February 21, 2023100th G600 customer delighted to receive aircraft
November 10, 2022Thrive adds range to expanding fleet with G600
November 10, 2022G700 makes Vietnam debut as Sun Air celebrates AOC
October 21, 2022CAE ramps up Gulfstream training in US and Singapore
October 17, 2022P&WC targets 2024 for PW800 engine station in Germany
May 15, 2022FlightSafety and Presage partner for two-pilot study
April 21, 2022Gulfstream slots SD's FlightDeck Freedom into latest models
April 19, 2022Dallas delivers debutant completed Gulfstream G600
February 18, 2022Thrive expands its charter options with G600 order
December 14, 2021G500 and G600 demonstrate steep approaches
November 8, 2021Gulfstream duo add US and Middle East city-pair speed records
September 29, 2021Two years on, Gulfstream delivers G600 number fifty
September 13, 2021Gulfstream picks up interior design award in Venice
September 13, 2021Jet Aviation Vienna authorised to provide G500 and G600 maintenance
July 4, 2021Dallas Love Field hosts expanded G600 facility
June 23, 2021Luxaviation offers alluring G600 out of Luton
June 10, 2021Finnish MRO in Polar position for G500s and G600s
March 27, 2021ITP Aero to become P&WC sole overhaul supplier
March 27, 2021Gulfstream hits a century with G500 and G600 programme
December 28, 2020MJet takes delivery of Europe's first G600
December 7, 2020G600 and Global 7500 TAG along to Asian fleet
November 2, 2020G500 and G600 continue to be full of surprises
August 16, 2020Gulfstream boosts cabin experience with purer air
July 12, 2020TAG takes delivery of high spec trio
May 12, 2020G600 meets the mark for EASA
December 10, 2019P&W pumps $30 million into Bridgeport
December 5, 2019Danish operator adds Europe’s first G500
October 24, 2019Mature G500 rolls off the production line apace
October 22, 2019Solairus continues brand commitment with G600 debut
October 18, 2019EU customers eagerly await first G500 deliveries
August 11, 2019US customer takes delivery of first G600 in Savannah
July 16, 2019White House witnesses billion dollar Gulfstream order
July 2, 2019G600 receives its double certification from FAA
June 25, 2019Vision enhancement approved for in-service Gulfstreams
June 24, 2019Qatar cements spot as global Gulfstream leader
May 21, 2019Gulfstream's G600 closes in on type certification
May 7, 2019Gulfstream designs are in the mix for awards once more
April 16, 2019G500 fleet lives up to promises, says Gulfstream
February 22, 2019Gulfstream expects warm reception for G600 in Australia
February 12, 2019European and Asian expansion for Gulfstream sales and hangarage
January 7, 2019Qatar Executive gains two G500s
December 4, 2018Gogo Avance L5 certified for current Gulfstreams
October 16, 2018Gulfstream’s local FlightSafety centre adds more variety
October 14, 2018Gulfstream delivers G500 and buys nacelle line
August 2, 2018G500 is certified by FAA and exceeds range projections
August 2, 2018Qatar Executive debuts G500 at Farnborough
December 13, 2017Going in with eyes wide open – will next year's crop of new business aircraft give you a good return?
November 1, 2017Gulfstream: Highlights from 50 years since GII certification
August 31, 2017G600 number five takes to the skies with 'testbed' cabin layout
July 4, 2017GE Aviation and AT&T enable aircraft health monitoring
March 8, 2017Second G600 test vehicle takes to the sky
February 24, 2016G500 completes flutter testing and T4 joins programme
August 13, 2015Flight testing of G500 continues apace
June 12, 2015Qatar Exec secures deal for up to 30 Gulfstreams
May 28, 2015G500 enters flight testing with successful first mission
February 26, 2015PurePower enhances G500 efficiency
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