The Gulfstream 500 is essentially a GV but it shares certain improvements with the G550 (formerly unofficially known as the G VSP).
In 1997, Gulfstream introduced a new era in the history of business aviation with the Gulfstream GV, the world's first ultra-long range business jet. The Gulfstream 500 was introduced in 2002 as part of Gulfstream’s transformation of their product line.
The G500 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines and is able to travel non-stop for 5,800 nautical miles with speeds up to Mach 0.885. The cabin is a GIV cabin that has been stretched five feet to make room for a crew rest area. The avionics suite is Honeywell’s PlaneView cockpit, an outgrowth of their Primus Epic architecture. Both the G500 and G550 have improvements in aerodynamics leading to reduced fuel burns compared to the GV. Only the G550 gets the head-up display and enhanced vision system as standard, while it is an option for the G500. The G500 comes with a choice of several standard cabin layouts, has slightly different weights, less range, and a lower base price compared to the G550.
The G500 entered production in 2003.
5,620 nautical miles
2,268 cubic feet
226 cubic feet