EBACE Convention News

Gulfstream's G600 Marks European Debut at EBACE

 - May 24, 2018, 12:19 PM
The G600 and its smaller sibling, the G500, are expected to be certified this year by the U.S. FAA, now flight testing is almost complete. The G600 can fly 6,500 nm at Mach 0.85.

Gulfstream Aerospace’s new G600 long-range, large-cabin business jet is making its European debut during next week’s EBACE.  The newest member of the Gulfstream lineup will join its sibling, the also new G500, on the static display (Stand 28) at EBACE, accompanying the Savannah, Georgia’s flagships G650/650ER and super-midsize G280.

The introduction of the G600 to the European market comes as the aircraft has remained on pace to obtain certification by the end of the year, following approval of the G500 this summer. 

The G600, which can fly 6,500 nm at Mach 0.85, made its public debut at NBAA last fall and also made an appearance in April at ABACE. The aircraft has joined the 5,200-nm G500 on a portion of a six-month world demo tour. That tour resulted in city-pair records for both models.

Both aircraft are drawing strong interest in Europe, said Gulfstream president Mark Burns, adding that the advanced technology, high-speed performance, and efficiency of the models have been appealing to customers.

“Gulfstream remains committed to the business aviation needs of the European region,” Burns added. “We are uniquely positioned with offerings ideal for a wide range of missions—whether speeding from country to country or continent to continent.”

The Gulfstream fleet in Europe has increased by 15 percent since 2013, growing to nearly 230 aircraft. Of those 170 are large-cabin models.

In addition to the lineup on static display, Gulfstream is presenting a range of immersive reality experiences at its booth (T139) to showcase some of its design and safety innovations, including Virtual Flight, Paint Design, Seat Design, and Cabin Experience.

EBACE attendees will have the opportunity to experience Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight Deck through Virtual Flight, providing a view of the pilot seat, all-new active control sidesticks, and a throttle quadrant. Attendees also can explore a G650ER cabin or experience the comfort of the G650ER seat through Seat Design. Cabin Experience enables visitors to experiment with a range of live-space configurations.