Gulfstream G500 delivery
Gulfstream delivered its first large-cabin G500 on September 27 during a ceremony at its Savanah, Georgia headquarters. The milestone aircraft went to an undisclosed North American customer. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Four Years after Intro, Gulfstream Delivers First G500

Gulfstream Aerospace delivered the first G500 on September 27 to a North American customer, officially marking the arrival of a new generation of large-cabin business jets at the Savannah, Georgia-based company. The customer took delivery of the fly-by-wire twinjet just shy of four years after the G500 and its larger, longer-legged sibling—the G600—were announced.

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The G500, which received both its FAA type and production certificates on July 20, enters service meeting manufacturer guarantees for both performance and cabin comfort. A flight-test fleet of five G500s logged more than 5,000 hours for company and FAA development, demonstration, and certification testing. In addition, the G500 also established more than 20 new city-pair speed records during a high-speed world tour earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the G600 is progressing toward certification by year-end, with deliveries to follow in 2019.