Gulfstream is going on vacation. But call it a working vacation.
The company is taking its new G500 on stops around the world to show off its capabilities and amenities to potential customers. It will be visiting 12 countries over six months between January and June.
The G500, which is currently undergoing flight tests and expected to be certified soon, according to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., has a range of up to 5,200 nautical miles and a maximum speed of Mach 0.925. The cost of one approaches $45 million.
In addition to the plushy cabins for which the company’s jets are known, Gulfstream is touting the tech in the G500. It has 10 touchscreens installed and what they are calling a third-generation enhanced vision system to heighten pilot awareness in low visibility, which the company says is a first among business aviation companies.
Among the cities slated for a G500 appearance are Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Beijing, Moscow and Melbourne.