Gulfstream Aerospace unveiled a new interior for the Gulfstream G500 at the annual convention of the National Business Aviation Association in Orlando, Florida. The company also said Jet ConneX internet connectivity using satellites is available for the G650ER, G650, G550, and G450 at download speeds of 15 megabit s per second.
The G500 cabin features forward and aft lavatories and a full-size galley, with an interchangeable beverage maker, an optional steam oven, and a refrigerator that can be placed above or below the counter. The galley can be located either forward or aft. Customizable flooring options like stone and wood are available for the entry, galley, and lavatories.
The company announced that the G500 is expected to be delivered ahead of schedule, with deliveries to customers scheduled to begin in 2017. It can fly 5,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nm at Mach 0.90. It costs $44.65 million, but that price will increase by whatever escalation occurs between now and 2017 when first deliveries begin.
In other news, Gulfstream officials said they continue to support GIV and GV with investments in upgrades. The upgrades include the flight deck, cabin management, connectivity, and interiors and exteriors. The upgrades include future navigation needs, better avionics, and synthetic vision.