Gulfstream G500

G500 Overview

Gulfstream G500

Gulfstream G500

If your mission profiles combine international with domestic travel, then the Gulfstream G500® large-cabin, ultra-long range business jet is the ideal choice. At Mach 0.85, the versatile G500 will carry an eight-person management team 5,100 nautical miles (9,445 km) in record time. For longer flights to far-off capitals, the G500 offers a range of 5,800 nm (10,742 km), easily linking Los Angeles with Tokyo or London with Johannesburg.

Like all Gulfstream ultra-long-range business jets, the G500 is equipped with the Gulfstream PlaneView® cockpit, the most advanced flight deck in business aviation. Based on Honeywell’s next-generation Primus Epic® integrated avionics suite, the PlaneView cockpit in the G500 has Gulfstream’s signature Cursor Control Device (CCD) and the optional Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II™. The CCD aids pilots in flight planning, navigation and communications. The EVS significantly improves situational awareness by enabling pilots to see runway markings, taxiways and the surrounding landscape at night or in murky weather.

The G500 was designed with productivity and comfort in mind. The airplane’s roomy cabin features up to four distinct living areas, three separate temperature zones and a choice of available configurations that seat up to 18 passengers. Separate groupings, thoughtfully arranged, encourage working, dining, entertaining or resting.

By combining ample sunlight from Gulfstream’s signature oval windows with continually supplied 100 percent fresh air and a low cabin altitude of 6,000 feet (1,829 m), the G500 counters the effects of jet lag and delivers its passengers relaxed and refreshed at their destination.

Measuring the value of a G500 ultra-long-range business jet is simply a matter of mixing traditional and nontraditional factors. Consider, first of all, the airplane’s extensive range and impressive speed. Then there’s a living environment that accommodates multiple layouts and configurations. Now mix in untraditional factors: its advanced flight deck, a dispatch-reliability rate of more than 99.8 percent, and Gulfstream’s top-ranked worldwide product support network.

G500 Performance

The Gulfstream G500® large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet is a truly versatile performer, an aircraft equally capable of completing intercontinental missions and short-distance, high-speed runs.

With a range of 5,800 nautical miles (10,742 km) at a long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80 and eight passengers, the G500 can easily link Los Angeles with Tokyo or London with Johannesburg. Departing from Washington, D.C., the G500 can reach virtually any destination on four continents.

To reduce flight times, the G500 can cover 5,100 nm (9,445 km) at Mach 0.85 with eight passengers. This high-speed capability easily connects Hong Kong to Auckland and Cairo to Tokyo.

Each of the G500′s two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines produces 15,385 pounds (68.4 kN) of thrust, more than enough to attain a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.88. These engines, combined with the G500′s remarkable wing, provide a ceiling of 51,000 feet (15,545 m) to cruise high above inclement weather, turbulence and commercial traffic. This combination also results in outstanding takeoff performance with the ability to depart a 5,150 ft (1,570 m) runway at maximum weight.

The ultra-long-range G550®/500 series aircraft has proven to be extremely popular with Gulfstream operators. In June of 2008, the 200th GulfstreamG550/500 rolled out of our manufacturing plant in Savannah, less than five years after the series was officially introduced at the 2002 NBAA show in Orlando. Together, the G550/500 series aircraft have surpassed 200,000 flight hours.

Gulfstream developed the G500 to appeal to an emerging market segment by offering an attractive combination of performance, cabin size, mission versatility, and option packages attuned to meet the specific needs of this market niche.

With its proven reliability, safety, comfort and performance, the G500 is the airplane of choice for those who require a versatile performer with a proven pedigree.

G500 Technology

A business jet with true intercontinental range deserves a world-class flight deck. That’s one of the reasons Gulfstream selected the PlaneView®cockpit for the Gulfstream G500® large-cabin, ultra-long-range aircraft. The PlaneView cockpit is, after all, the most advanced flight deck in commercial aviation.

Gulfstream’s unique PlaneView cockpit features Honeywell’s next-generation Primus Epic® integrated avionics suite with its distinct architecture and display system. It presents critical flight data and systems information on four 14-inch (36 cm) liquid crystal displays in a landscape format that’s easy for pilots to comprehend.

Pilots can easily access flight information on navigation, communications and aircraft-system status by using Gulfstream’s signature Cursor Control Device (CCD). The CCD allows pilots to interact with the information displayed on the LCD screens for point-and-click flight planning, navigation and radio tuning.

Many operators select the optional Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System II™ and Synthetic Vision Primary Flight Display to complement the advanced technological capabilities of the PlaneView cockpit. By projecting an infrared, real-world image on the Head-Up Display, EVS II enables the pilot to see through nighttime darkness, fog and murky weather to distinguish runway markings, taxiways and the surrounding landscape. Not only does EVS improve visibility markedly, but it also provides the flight crew with a vastly improved level of situational awareness. SV-PFD goes one step further and displays real time terrain imagery on the pilots display to improve situational awareness in zero visibility conditions.

One extraordinary safety feature found on the G500 is the Automatic Emergency Descent Mode (AEDM), a component of the Flight Management System (FMS). In the unlikely event that the flight crew is incapacitated due to depressurization, the AEDM will direct the G500 to turn, descend to a safe altitude of 15,000 feet (4,572 m), and reduce its speed to 250 knots. This maneuver will allow the flight crew to regain consciousness and assume control of the aircraft.

The Gulfstream G500 is simply one more example of excellence in aviation engineering.

G500 Specifications


Long Range Cruise Mach 0.80
Mmo Mach 0.885
Normal Cruise Mach 0.85
Range at LRC 5,800 nm / 10,742 km
Range at Normal Cruise 5,100 nm / 9,445 km
Takeoff Distance (MTOW, SL, ISA) 5,150 ft / 1,570 m


Basic Operating 48,400 lbs / 21,773 kg
Maximum Fuel 35,200 lbs / 15,967 kg
Maximum Landing 75,300 lbs / 34,186 kg
Maximum Payload 6,100 lbs / 2,948 kg
Maximum Payload/Full fuel 2,300 lbs / 1,043 kg
Maximum Ramp 85,500 lbs / 38,783 kg
Maximum Takeoff 85,100 lbs / 38,601 kg
Maximum Zero Fuel 54,500 lbs / 24,721 kg

Design Standards

Engine Type RR BR710C4-11
Thrust Rating 15,385 lbs / 68.43 kN (each)
Typical Passenger Payload 8 passengers


Total Interior Length 50 ft 1 in / 15.27 m
Cabin Length 43 ft 11 in / 13.39 m
Height 6 ft 2 in / 1.88 m
Width 7 ft 4 in / 2.24 m
Cabin Volume 1,669 cu ft / 47.26 cu m
Baggage Volume (Gross) 226 cu ft / 6.40 cu m


Height 25 ft, 10 in / 7.87 m
Length 96 ft, 5 in / 29.39 m
Wingspan 93 ft, 6 in / 28.50 m