Gulfstream G450 Enters Service
Gulfstream Aerospace this month also announced delivery of the first G450. The G450 is an updated version of the GIV-SP, sharing many of the features of the company's top-of-the-line G550. Both aircraft feature the exclusive PlaneView cockpit, which includes four large flight displays and Honeywell’s Primus Epic avionics and Visual Guidance System (VGS). The G450 and G550 also feature as standard equipment the award-winning Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS), which was developed to improve safety of flight by enhancing pilot situational awareness while reducing pilot workload. The Gulfstream EVS is the first system of its type certified by the FAA. “Just over two years ago the G450 took its first flight and today we’ve delivered the first of the series to its owner. We’ve met the development schedule that we committed to early on and have accomplished each program milestone on time, including today’s entry-into-service,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, programs, engineering and test, Gulfstream. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8C engines, the G450 can fly eight passengers nonstop from Madrid to Caracas or Dallas to Paris and cruise at altitudes up to FL450 feet and at speeds up to Mach .88.