The Gulfstream G500 is a business jet developed by Gulfstream Aerospace.
The Gulfstream G500 is later than the Gulfstream G550 and at the same time a less expensive modern modification of the famous flagship Gulfstream V. The designers decided to slightly reduce the range of the aircraft, reducing the maximum volume of fuel tanks – it takes almost 3 tons of fuel less than the G550. This makes the aircraft much easier and cheaper, which, in combination with powerful Rolls-Royce engines, provides even a little more dynamics than the leader of the G550 family. Since the aircraft retained almost all the qualities of its predecessor and is still able to fly from Moscow to Los Angeles without additional landing for refueling, the G500 is not inferior in its attractiveness to the “older brother” G550. The reduction in range affected the price of the aircraft – the model costs several million less than the G550.
The Gulfstream G500 is an ultra-long-range aircraft equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines with a thrust of 15.385 pounds each, with a non-stop range of 10 742 km. with eight passengers on board and an average cruising speed of 850 km / h. The required mileage during take-off is only 1570 m.
As the flagship of the Gulfstream G550 family, the G500 is certified for 19-passenger flights. The passenger cabin usually has 4 sections, a spacious kitchen located in the front or back of the cabin, and one or two bathrooms. The aircraft is certified for a flight with 19 passengers, the layout does not have a crew lounge, which can accommodate from 14 to 18 passengers.
The G550 / G500 series was officially unveiled in Orlando, Florida on September 9, 2002. For the first time in the history of Gulfstream, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Type Certificate and a G550 production license on the same day – August 14, 2003.
The first G550 was delivered to the customer on September 17, 2003, and the first aircraft received FAA certification on December 8, 2003. The customer received the aircraft on May 20, 2004. The Gulfstream G500 / G550 development team received the 2003 Robert J. Collier Award from the National Aviation Association for Outstanding Technology Breakthrough in the aerospace industry. In the United States, the Robert J. Collier Award is the most prestigious in the field.
In 2008, the Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah manufacturing plant launched the 200th G500 / G550 Series jet.
- Type: Business Jet
- Powerplant: two twin-circuit turbojet engines Rolls-Royce BR710 C4-11 at 6 974 kg each
- Maximum number of passengers: 19 people
- Practical ceiling: 15 545 m
- Range: 10 742 km
- Maximum take-off weight: 38.6 t
- Cruising speed: 850 km / h
- Wingspan: 28.5 m
- Wing Area: 105.6 sq. m
- Length: 29.37 m
- Height: 7.87 m