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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it recently made the first international deliveries of the clean-sheet, record-breaking Gulfstream G500.
- Qatar Airways received two G500 aircraft at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters. The aircraft will join the five Gulfstream G650ER aircraft already in service with Qatar Executive, the airline’s executive charter business.
- The all-new G500 earned its U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type and production certificates in July 2018 and entered service in September.
- En route to FAA certification, the G500 toured the world to give customers firsthand access to the aircraft, its Symmetry Flight DeckTM and class-leading interior.
- During the tour, the G500 flew nearly 130,000 nautical miles/240,760 kilometers and set 22 city-pair speed records, all in addition to the flying required for certification. In total, the G500 has already achieved nearly 30 city-pair speed records.