Gulfstream’s all-new Gulfstream G500 business jet has begun a world tour to give current and potential customers an opportunity to experience firsthand the aircraft’s cutting-edge technology, unparalleled comfort and superior craftsmanship.
The 12-country tour began this month at Dallas Love Field and will conclude in June.
“This is a momentous year for the G500, with the aircraft’s planned certification and entry into service,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “It’s an ideal time for customers to explore an aircraft that is already noted for its large, wide cabin, outstanding performance and industry-leading technology. It also gives us an opportunity to thoroughly test and examine the fully outfitted interior as we prepare for the G500’s service entry.”
The G500’s cabin is optimized for comfort and productivity with its low sound levels, 100 percent fresh air, industry-leading altitude and 14 panoramic windows. Along with business aviation’s first active control sidesticks, the aircraft’s award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck includes 10 touch screens and incorporates a third-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display and Head-Up Display II.
The aircraft can fly 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, providing operators even greater mission flexibility over the aircraft’s original 5,000-nm/9,260-km range. At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G500 has 4,400 nm/8,149 km of range, a 600-nm/1,111-km increase over its projected range of 3,800 nm/7,038 km. Five G500 aircraft are undergoing flight testing, with type certification anticipated in early 2018.
The G500 will stop in select cities, including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Milan, Moscow, Beijing and Melbourne.
FlightSafety’s first G500 full flight sim receives FAA qualification
FlightSafety International and Gulfstream announce that the first full flight simulator for the new Gulfstream G500 aircraft has received interim Level C qualification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration.
“We are pleased to announce the FAA qualification of the first simulator for the new Gulfstream G500,” said Bruce Whitman, Chairman President & CEO. “Our close working relationship with Gulfstream has resulted in full flight simulators and other advanced training devices that reflect the exact flying and operating characteristics of the aircraft. Operators around the world will benefit from comprehensive, technologically advanced training programs developed and delivered according to their specific needs.”
“The certification of the G500 full flight simulator is a major step forward as we prepare for the G500 aircraft to enter service later this year,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Throughout the G500 program, FlightSafety has been diligent in ensuring our customers have the training they need to accept delivery of their aircraft and quickly leverage its many capabilities.”
A second simulator, which will be interchangeable between the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600, will be qualified following aircraft certification. Pilot and maintenance technician training will then begin using both simulators at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia. FlightSafety and Gulfstream will determine the timing and location of additional domestic and international training sites according to Customer needs.
These are the first business jet simulators equipped with FlightSafety’s CrewView collimated glass mirror display. CrewView provides far superior distortion-free optical performance with greater clarity, sharpness, and brightness. The glass technology provides a true spherical shape for exact geometry across the entire viewing area. The simulator also features FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 visual system. It significantly enhances training by providing highly detailed mission specific imagery with vastly improved scene content and exceptional environmental effects. Training benefits also include a whole-Earth environment and worldwide database that incorporates latest terrain information with geo-specific satellite images.
The Gulfstream G500 and G600 training programs will also feature new MATRIX integrated training system devices including advanced technology classroom workstations, Graphical Flight-deck simulators, and FAA Level 4 qualified Flight Training Devices.
FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than four decades. Training for the complete line of Gulfstream aircraft is delivered by FlightSafety’s highly experienced and qualified instructors using close to 30 full flight simulators as well as other advanced training devices and equipment.