Extra wide Cabins, touchscreen flight deck and 100% fresh air
Gulfstream has announced the arrival of two new super jets this week after keeping them under secret for years. The G500 and G600 both hold up to 19 passengers in extra-wide cabins, fly faster and are more fuel efficient than most older models.
The G500 can fly from New York to Moscow nonstop while the G600 can get fliers from New York to Dubai in one leg. Both can operate at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925, which cuts an hour off a standard private jet's fly time.
These Jets were built under the code name P42 and the project was kept quiet for five years. The new jets will be powered by a Pratt & Whitney PW800 engine, a change from the Rolls Royce engines in every other Gulfstream jets.
Gulfstream already has orders for the G500 and G600 from Qatar Airways and Flexjet, with delivery set for 2018 and 2019, respectively.