Singapore Air Show

Gulfstream's G500, G600 Make Asia Debuts

 - February 2, 2018, 12:00 PM
Still wearing its ‘Experimental’ markings, this Gulfstream G600 will be on static display throughout the Singapore Airshow 2018. FAA type certification is expected later this year. Photo: Mark Wagner

Gulfstream’s two newest business jets, the G500 and G600, are making their Asia debuts this week at the Singapore Airshow.

“We’re excited to have the G500 and G600 in Asia, so customers can explore their exquisite interiors, unparalleled comfort and superior craftsmanship,” said Mark Burns, president of U.S.-based Gulfstream Aerospace (Stand CF27).

Both the G500 and G600 are on track for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type certification and entry into service this year, Burns said. The G500 is entering the final stage of its certification program, while the G600 recently completed field performance testing. Last October, Gulfstream announced performance enhancements for both aircraft, including a range increase in the G500 to 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometers, while the G600’s range has been upped to 6,500 nm/12,038 km. Each has a maximum operating Mach number of 0.925.

Along with a flight-test aircraft from each program, Gulfstream also has on static display its flagship G650ER, along with examples of the G550 and G280.

“Customers based in the Asia-Pacific region require aircraft that have the range, speed and payload capability to travel easily between world business centers,” said Burns. “Each aircraft we’re showcasing in Singapore, including the G500 and G600, is at the top of its class.”

More than 330 Gulfstreams are in service in the Asia-Pacific region, the majority of them (280) its signature large cabin jets. To support the fleet, the company has its Gulfstream Beijing service center; two factory-authorized service centers; and four Gulfstream-authorized warranty facilities in the region.

Gulfstream’s jets are also used in special missions roles, and company representatives are on hand at the U.S. Pavilion to discuss these applications with interested parties.