Gulfstream Begins Customer Deliveries of G500s

 - October 3, 2007, 8:16 AM

Venture capitalist Danny Pettit last month received the first Gulfstream 500, a less expensive (approximately $37.5 million), shorter-range (5,800-nm nonstop) and less option-laden version of the G550. The G500 features the same cabin size as the G550, as well as its PlaneView cockpit and speed and altitude performance. The lighter G500, certified in December, also has a BFL of 5,150 feet–760 feet less than the heavier G550.