November 22, 2019

Gulfstream G500 Overview (2015-Present)

Product Overview

The Gulfstream G500 came about as a replacement to the Gulfstream G450, flying faster, further, and carrying more passengers and baggage than its predecessor. According to Gulfstream, the G500 has a top speed of 0.925 Mach or the speed of sound. It is equipped with a ventilation system that can replace the air in the cabin with fresh air in just 2 minutes and also has active side-stick control technology.

As of September 2019, 1 of the Gulfstream G500 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owner, the other 22 new. One G500 aircraft is currently for sale and is under an exclusive broker agreement. Jetcraft brokered the world’s first transaction of a pre-owned Gulfstream G500 aircraft.

Brief History

The GIV and G450 were produced by Gulfstream to offer greater safety, technology, and performance. The Gulfstream G500 has now replaced those models with even more improvements to these key factors. The Gulfstream G500 first flight was in May 2015 with service entry in September 2018. A total of 60 Gulfstream G500 business jets have been built, these serial numbers begin with a 7.

Before the G500 model, was the G-500 model. The G-500 was built from 2006 to 2008 but production ended due to poor sales. Only 9 units were produced, all of these are still in operation and their serial numbers start with a 5.  Gulfstream made this model less expensive than the G-550 by reducing the Basic Operating Weight (BOW) by 400 pounds. The G-500 is powered by two Rolls Royce BMW/RR BR-700-C4-11 engines.

Worldwide Appeal

There are 23 Gulfstream G500 business jets in operation today and all are wholly owned. 13% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of Gulfstream G500 aircraft (74%), followed by Asia (17%).



Two Pratt and Whitney Canada PW814GA engines power the Gulfstream G500 each offering 15,144 pounds of thrust and using a combined 363 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Gulfstream G500 is 5,292 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Gulfstream G500 is 1,715 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 13 passenger and 2 crew seats.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 516 kts 956 km/h
Long-range Speed: 488 kts 904 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 5,300 ft (1,615 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,620 ft (799 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)


A. Maximum ramp weight: 80,000 lb (36,287 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 79.600 lb (36,106 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 64,350 lb (29,189 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 52,100 lb (23,632 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 46,850 lb (21,251 kg)


The Symmetry flight deck uses touchscreen displays based on the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics with the SmartView Synthetic Vision System (SVS) 2-D and 3-D airport moving maps with a cockpit display of traffic information and wireless data loading connectivity capability.


Of the 23 Gulfstream G500 in operation 21 have ADS-B Out installed.


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