Issued by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.
May 13, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it will showcase its record-breaking, award-winning fleet at the upcoming European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. The event will take place May 21-23 at Palexpo and Geneva International Airport.
Gulfstream will bring the super-midsize Gulfstream G280; the high-performing Gulfstream G550; the all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600; and the flagship Gulfstream G650ER for customer viewing.
“Customers in Europe have long recognised Gulfstream as the leader in providing high-performing, technologically advanced aircraft with an exquisite passenger environment,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Backed by our growing customer support network, Gulfstream operators in Europe are assured of the comprehensive, world-renowned Gulfstream experience. Europe continues to be a strong market for Gulfstream, and we look forward to another successful EBACE.”
The newest aircraft in Gulfstream's fleet, the clean-sheet G500 and G600, are equipped with the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck, the most technologically advanced flight deck in business aviation. The G600 is capable of flying 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometres at Mach 0.85 and can connect Geneva to Hong Kong at Mach 0.90. The G500 is able to fly 5,200 nm/9,630 km at Mach 0.85. The aircraft is also capable of connecting Geneva to Chicago and did so in eight hours and one minute, setting a city-pair record.
Gulfstream's exhibit at EBACE will also include the G500 and G600 Symmetry Flight Deck experience, where guests can conduct a pilot-led simulated flight using the active control sidesticks and extensive touchscreen technology.
Gulfstream's flagship, the ultralong-range G650ER, has a range of 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85 and can connect Geneva to Singapore at Mach 0.90 and Geneva to Santiago at Mach 0.87. The aircraft recently set a record for the farthest, fastest, nonstop business jet flight in history, connecting Singapore to Tucson, Arizona, a distance of 8,379 nm/15,518 km, in 15 hours and 23 minutes. To date, the G650 family has earned 90 city-pair records.
The iconic G550 has a maximum range of 6,750 nm/12,501 km and can link Geneva to Tokyo at Mach 0.85. The aircraft remains a popular choice for both commercial and special mission applications.
Gulfstream's agile G280 can fly 3,600 nm/6,667 km at Mach 0.80 and easily connects Geneva to Dubai at Mach 0.84; the jet holds more than 65 city-pair records, including New York to Geneva in seven hours and 34 minutes.
“Our aircraft offer the industry's best combination of range, speed and performance, as demonstrated by our fleet's consistently growing number of city-pair records,” said Burns. “Gulfstream aircraft continue to win awards, set records and redefine the capabilities of business jet aircraft.”
In addition to the Symmetry Flight Deck, the Gulfstream exhibit will also feature a real-time seat configurator, showcasing Gulfstream design innovation, paired with a physical seat display to see and feel comfort and design options.