Gulfstream Aerospace announced that the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have again demonstrated additional range through real-time operations.
The recently increased range for the G500 and G600 applies to both high-speed travel at Mach 0.90 and long-haul speed at Mach 0.85.
The G500 now offers 5300 nautical miles or 9816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 4500 nautical miles or 8334 kilometers at Mach 0.90. The range of the G600 at Mach 0.85 has improved to 6600 nm or 12223 km and 5600 nm or 10371 km to Mach 0.90.
“The G500 and G600 have exceeded expectations since they went live,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream president. “This latest proven increase in range is further evidence of the enormous efficiency and versatility of these aircraft. The Gulfstream team is always looking for ways to improve aircraft capabilities and the customer experience. We are pleased to be able to offer existing and future customers a further increase in performance. “
In addition to the greater range, the G600 now offers a greater payload with full fuel.
Due to Gulfstream’s advanced manufacturing and precision engineering experience, the G600’s base operating weight has been reduced by 259 kg (570 pounds) from its original values, increasing the total payload of fuel to 1179 kg (2600 lbs). This gives the G600 operators even more flexibility.
“What is exciting for our existing customers is that these improvements are already in their operational aircraft with no changes required,” said Burns.
During the flight test program for the G500 and G600, both aircraft exceeded initial performance expectations with longer range. Before commissioning, the G600 achieved a second increase in range at high speed, reaching 700 nm / 1,296 km over the original projections. The maximum operating speed of both aircraft is Mach 0.925.
This small business jet is worth $ 44.5 million per unit while the G600 costs around $ 55 million.