gulfstream g500 makes aeroexpo debut
February 22, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.announced its all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 made its debut at the annual AeroExpo air show in Toluca, Mexico.
The large-cabin G500 joined the flagship Gulfstream G650ER at the 2019 event at Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International Airport, which is approximately 25 miles/40 kilometers from Mexico City’s financial district. Approximately 100 Gulfstream aircraft are based in Mexico.
“Gulfstream’s largest fleet in Latin America is in Mexico, so AeroExpo and the airport with the country’s most business aircraft traffic are an excellent location for customers to experience the G500’s advanced flight deck technology and superior design,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G500 visited Toluca last year as part of a 44-city, 18-country world tour, receiving rave reviews. We are excited about its return to the market and its AeroExpo debut.”
Gulfstream began delivering G500s to customers in 2018, and now has more than 10 in service. The aircraft, which earned its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type and production certificates in July 2018 and entered service in September, can connect Toluca with Santiago, Chile, at Mach 0.90 and Toluca with Madrid at Mach 0.85, among other international destinations. It has displayed its high-speed performance by establishing more than 30 city-pair records.
Earlier this year, the G500 received a 2019 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Award for its advanced technology, which includes the Symmetry Flight DeckTM featuring active control sidesticks, the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the industry, and Gulfstream’s third-generation Enhanced Flight Vision System. The result is greater situational awareness, increased visibility, enhanced communication and a new level of safety in the skies.