The Gulfstream G500 ultra-long range business jet is the ideal choice for travelers who desire separate areas for dinner, entertainment, work, or rest. With a large cabin to hold these zones, passengers can enjoy plenty of space and a variety of seating arrangements for anywhere from 8 to 18 passengers.
The cabin of the G500 offers a choice of six different configurations, each with up to four distinct areas, as well as three separate temperature zones, and numerous amenities that reinforce in-flight productivity and absolute rest and respite. All arrangements include a combination of cozy club seats, divans, and conference or dining areas, and maximum berthing can be prepared for up to 6 travelers. The cabin environment is enriched by a fresh air system, sunlight streaming through 12 oval windows, and an entertainment system including an Airshow info system, DVD and CD players, and two LCD monitors. The cabin also features a full-sized galley for fresh meal services, which may be located either forward or aft of the cabin seating area depending on the aircraft, and a spacious lavatory with shower.
The engines of earlier models have been updated with newer BMW/Rolls Royce BR-700-710-C4-11 turbofan engines, and the G500 also uses a new wing with a wider span. These new features provide the aircraft with an extra long range, spectacular takeoff performance, and a higher flight ceiling. The G500 can easily make such lengthy trips as Los Angeles to Tokyo or London to Johannesburg while providing the ultimate comfort and productivity environment.
Earlier G500s use the Honeywell SPZ-8500 avionics system, which includes the Primus 2000 and SPZ-8000 systems. The Gulfstream PlaneView cockpit, which employs the next-generation Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics suite, is the upgraded avionics package available in later productions of the G500.