American aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream officially informed G450 discontinuance. The last aircraft will be handed over to the customer at the beginning of the year 2018. G450, which became popular further development of GIV and GIV-SP, passes the baton to the latest G500, comment in the company. A total of Gulfstream put more aircraft 870 GIV, GIV-SP and G450, which will still be available all of the service and technical support programmes for American aircraft.
“The evolution continues and there comes a time when veterans go. G450 and its predecessors have revolutionized in its class and now concede the way new innovation, “commented Marc Burns, President of Gulfstream
G500 refers to a new family of aircraft, G600 and G500, designed from scratch, and is currently undergoing flight testing. G500 airplane is able to cover a distance of 5000 nautical miles (9260 km) at a speed of Mach 0.85 or 3800 nautical miles (7038 km) at a speed of Mach 0.90. The aircraft is equipped with new engines PW814GA Pratt and Whitney Canada with superior fuel efficiency, fewer emissions and lower noise level.
In addition to the revolutionary cockpit Symmetry, G500, G600 and different maximum comfort of the passenger cabin and excellent flight characteristics. These planes can carry up to 19 passengers. Optimized wide cabin also provide best-in-industry conventional height-1478 m on Echelon FL510-and 100% of the intake airflow, which improves mental activity and the ability to work while reducing fatigue.
Until mid-September, five copies of the flight flew 1507 G500 361 hours in flight. During this time, achieved a maximum speed of just below the sound barrier — Mach 0.995, and maximum height of 53000 feet. Also during testing, business jet flew across the Atlantic and 8:24 flight time.
In addition to testing four prototypes and one serial aircraft with full Interior, the company Gulfstream has conducted more than 53000 hours of testing on the ground.
Gulfstream has officially announced a new plane with a flight speed of Mach 0.925 and range 5000 nautical miles in October 2014 years. The first flight took place in may 2015 G500 g. Sibling G600 should make its first flight by the end of this year.
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