Last week Gulfstream made the surprising announcement it will cease production of the aircraft Forbes’ Custom described as a “Business Aviation Icon”. In order to pave the way for one of the most highly anticipated aircraft Gulfstream has ever created in the G500, the G450 will make its last delivery to a customer in early 2018.
On October 21st 2016, Gulfstream Aerospace made the official announcement that the G450’s production will end. This jet was created on the foundation of the GIV and GIV-SP series and has served as one of the premier business jets during its time. The G450 will still be available through Magellan Jets jet-specific membership programs, but will no longer be available for purchase from Gulfstream.
The G450 made a name for itself with its reliability, speed and versatility. A spacious cabin with multiple sleeping arrangements made for smooth and comfortable long range flights. One of the prime features of the G450 was the fresh oxygen circulating throughout the cabin every two minutes, leaving passengers feeling alert and productive.
Currently in the flight testing stage, the G500 will be put into service just as the G450 goes out in early 2018. There are five test G500’s right now that have flown over 1600 hours. Gulfstream has already got the Flight simulator up and running at FlightSafety International in Savannah, Georgia.
“The GIV and G450 ushered in a business aviation renaissance that has led to increased safety, greater reliability, better technology and improved performance,”
Gulfstream president Mark Burns.
The G500 is expected to be one of Gulfstream’s most impressive feats to date and the anticipation is sky high to see what comes. For those who still have an attachment to the G450, fear not, because it will still be available through a membership with Magellan Jets.
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