With no. 500, GIV and siblings get new names

 - May 8, 2008, 9:48 AM

Following a special ceremony planned for December 3 marking the end of production of the Gulfstream IV series at the 500th aircraft, the popular business jet will henceforth be known by two new names–the new large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G400 and the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G300. The Savannah, Ga. airframer announced at the NBAA Convention in September that its entire line would be rechristened to conform with the G-hundred designations given to the former IAI/Galaxy Aerospace Astra SPX (G100) and Galaxy (G200) when the type certificates were acquired by Gulfstream in May last year.