““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
Gulfstream Introduces ‘Elite’ Interiors
Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled “Elite” interiors for the G550 and G450. The extra-cost package incorporates much of the look and feel of the interior for the new ultra-long-range G650 and includes the wireless Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS).
The GCMS provides complete digital cabin control through on-board touch screens, touch switches and passenger controls units, as well as via passengers’ mobile devices that have been loaded with the GCMS app. The Elite interiors also feature 27-inch-wide executive club seats that have telescoping headrests, one-touch full-flat berthing and electric lumbar controls. Customers will be able to choose from a wide variety of textiles, leathers and finishes. Elite interiors will be installed at Gulfstream Savannah [Ga.] and will start at approximately $1.5 million.