Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has delivered the final Gulfstream G450 as it prepares to usher in the new Gulfstream G500.

Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, said: “For the past 12 years, the G450 has been one of the best-selling business jets in the industry, beloved by pilots and passengers alike for its technological advances, smooth handling, impressive range and unsurpassed passenger comfort.”

He added: “During its 30-year history, the GIV series transformed business aviation, and the G500 is already well on its way to doing the same, with the industry’s first active control sidesticks and the most integrated application of touch-screen controls in the flight deck.”

The G450 entered service in 2005, demonstrating 4,350 nautical miles/8,056 kilometres at Mach 0.80. The aircraft can sprint 3,500 nm/6,482 km at Mach 0.85. The G450 fleet, comprising more than 360 aircraft, has amassed more than 964,000 hours and more than 461,000 flights.

“The G450 made its mark in aviation history and remains an important member of the Gulfstream family. We will continue to provide industry-leading product support and sustaining engineering for our G450 customers,” Burns said.

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