Gulfstream Starts European Deliveries of G500

 - November 26, 2019, 10:05 AM
One month after obtaining EASA validation for the G500, Gulfstream has begun deliveries of the long-range, large-cabin jet to customers in Europe. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream Aerospace has begun deliveries of its G500 in Europe, the Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer announced yesterday. The milestone aircraft was handed over to an undisclosed Western-Europe-based charter operator during a ceremony last week at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.

The long-range, large-cabin twinjet received validation from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency last month and is currently in service in North America, Brazil, the Middle East, and Europe, according to Gulfstream.

“We are excited about making G500 deliveries to Europe,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “Since the introduction of the jet in 2014, customers around the world remain impressed and enthusiastic about the cabin, technology, including the Symmetry Flight Deck, and high performance, speed, and range capability. As the G500 fleet continues to grow in Europe, and around the world, its technology raises the bar for business aviation.”