Gulfstream’s G500 and G600 twinjets are making their ABACE debuts this week, with the Asian business aviation show set to officially open tomorrow at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. This also marks the G500’s 19th stop on a world tour to showcase the airplane and its performance capabilities. FAA certification of the G500 is pending, with G600 approval to follow later this year.
Joining the G500 and G600 on display adjacent to Gulfstream’s chalet are the flagship G650ER, ultra-long-range G550 and super-midsize G280. The G500 on display features a three-living-area interior that can accommodate 13 passengers.
“Asia is Gulfstream’s largest international market,” said Gulfstream Aerospace president Mark Burns. “ABACE is the ideal opportunity for customers to tour the G500 and G600 and experience their performance, quality, craftsmanship and design innovation.”
More than 330 Gulfstreams are based in the Asia-Pacific region—285 of them large-cabin models. The fleet has more than doubled since 2010, according to Gulfstream.