Gulfstream’s Restyled G500 Interior
MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO, GULFSTREAM UNVEILED PLANS FOR THE LONG-RANGE G500, promising speed, new technology, and large cabins. With the aircraft expected to enter service in 2018, Gulfstream has raised expectations by revealing an allnew interior aimed at improving comfort, connectivity and flexibility.
“Since revealing the redesigned G600 cabin at NBAA-BACE last year, we have gathered extensive feedback. We combined that feedback with additional customer insights to deliver a customer-centric interior design for the G500,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream at the unveiling of the new G500 cabin at NBAA-BACE 2016.
Considering the G500’s capability to fly straight from San Francisco to Tokyo, Los Angeles to London, or Istanbul to Cape Town, the team at Gulfstream focussed on ensuring that passengers arrive at their destination refreshed. One way to achieve this is the use of 14 large oval-shaped windows, allowing optimum natural light at daytime. To prevent fatigue, 100 per cent fresh air will be circulated throughout the cabin and replenished every two minutes. Cabin pressure will remain at no more than 4,850 feet, even when the aircraft is operating at 51,000 feet.
New 27-inch-wide seats with diamond-quilted inserts and an articulating footrest provide a greater degree of comfort over traditional aircraft seats. One can adjust the height of conference tables, which are pedestal-mounted for stability. Up to 19 passengers can sit comfortably with enough elbow and shoulder room.
For better or worse, today there is no excuse to lose internet connectivity, even when up in the air. G500 passengers will be able to work and play using Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX high-speed internet service, fast enough to join a video conference, transfer files, or stream TV shows. The cabin management system also integrates with personal tablets to allow remote control of cabin settings, including temperature and window shades.
100 PER CENT FRESH AIR WILL BE CIRCULATED THROUGHOUT THE CABIN
Aircraft owners can design and arrange multiple areas for work, relaxation or entertainment given the cabin’s interior length of 41 feet 6 inches. One can choose to position the galley forward or aft, and opt for a steam oven for fresher tasting food. The baggage space can be customised to store luggage or sports gear of different sizes and shapes.
For personalised styling, one can request handmade silk or cashmere carpets, hand-stitched leather and wood veneers, complemented by porcelain accessories and crystal stemware. Gulfstream design teams will assist throughout the new cabin design process, ensuring a high level of personalisation without compromising the aircraft’s speed and range.
The G500 will be able to travel across 5,000nm at Mach 0.85, or 3,800nm at Mach 0.90. It has successfully completed its first flight and is set to receive type certification this year.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO LOSE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY, EVEN WHEN UP IN THE AIR
The G500 is among the first of Gulfstream’s next generation private jets OPPOSITE
The G500’s allnew interiors adapt to the lifestyles of today’s passengers, emphasising connectivity and flexibility
The interior cabin length of 41 feet 6 inches allows owners to create different areas for work, rest and play
Personalisation options include upholstery, veneer and flooring choices The cabin design improvements are performance-focused and do not compromise the G500’s range and speed