|Gulfstream G450. Photo: Gulfstream
[Avionics Magazine 10-25-2016] Gulfstream Aerospace announced it will end production of the Gulfstream G450 as it prepares to launch the all-new G500. Gulfstream is scheduled to deliver the final G450 to a customer in early 2018.
The G500 introduces Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight Deck, which features active control sidesticks, integrated touchscreen controllers and a next-generation Enhanced Vision System (EVS). The G500 is powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW814GA engine and features a Gulfstream-designed wing engineered to enhance performance and fuel efficiency.
The G500 is in flight test with five aircraft flying. The fourth test aircraft made the fleet’s first trans-Atlantic flight in July, and the fifth is a fully outfitted production aircraft focusing on the cabin interior experience. Gulfstream expects the G500 to receive type certification in 2017 and begin delivering to customers in 2018.