Gulfstream reveals new G250 interior
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today unveiled the new interior for the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G250, setting a new standard for the super mid-size class.
The cabin features clean lines, a state-of-the-art cabin management system, a high-definition cabin entertainment system, industry-leading cabin sound levels, a low cabin altitude, 100 percent fresh air, a best-in-class galley, integrated storage, 19 windows and a modern lavatory.
"The G250 cabin is the largest in the super mid-size class," said Dennis Stuligross, senior vice president, Operations, Gulfstream. "It's also the most comfortable and productive. As always, we put a great deal of planning and thought into creating a cabin that our customers would appreciate, whether they were traveling domestically or internationally. This cabin, with its in-flight access to baggage, provides a wealth of benefits, including health, comfort and control. And it falls in line with the evolutionary changes we launched with the G650."
Measuring nearly 26 feet long, the cabin has 17 to 35 percent more floor area than other aircraft in its class. That extra space is put to good use, allowing for a best-in-class galley, seating area, lavatory and storage.
"We value the input of our Customer Advisory Team," said Stan Dixon, vice president, Mid-Cabin Programs, Gulfstream. "Their insight helped us create a cabin that exceeds their requirements."
The G250 cabin offers an excellent cabin environment with 19 large windows and a low cabin altitude. At FL450, the cabin altitude is just 7,000 feet (2,130 m). At FL410, the altitude is only 6,000 feet (1,828 m).
The cabin also has an advanced environmental control system with 100 percent fresh air, quieter air distribution and improved air-flow control. This distribution system, as well as quieter engines, contributes to the G250's industry-leading cabin sound levels.
All of these attributes combine to reduce passenger fatigue, increase mental alertness and enhance productivity.
The finished G250 cabin is nearly 7 feet wide (2.10 m) and more than 6 feet tall (1.85 m). The wide-body cross section, combined with the 25-feet, 10-inch-long cabin, provides for redesigned seats with the greatest seat pitch in the class and a more comfortable divan.
The new seats are 25 inches wide with 21 inches between the arm rests, creating a nearly 2-foot aisle. The seats feature a telescoping head rest with optional flexible wings, an articulating seat pan for full-flat berthing and an optional recliner-style leg rest.
Redesigned to provide greater comfort, the divan now measures 6 feet, 8 inches long and features a four-position base cushion that locks every inch for the first 3 inches and then extends to the full-berthing position. It's also equipped with end cabinets for storage.
The lavatory is one of the G250's highlights. It features two large windows, a vessel sink, a lighted vanity mirror and a full-length closet. It's the only lavatory in its class to feature a vacuum toilet with overboard venting system.
Those modern amenities continue in the ergonomically designed galley, which houses a standard microwave, a coffee maker, a sink and gasper-cooled storage. The large galley also includes a long, wide counter with a pull-out work surface for food preparation.
Storage is a primary feature of the G250 cabin, which boasts 154 cubic feet (4.36 cubic m) of storage space. That includes 120 cubic feet (3.40 cubic m) of in-flight accessible baggage volume in the baggage compartment and 34 cubic feet (0.96 cubic m) of storage in the forward cabin closet, lavatory closet and divan end cabinets.
The G250 will come standard with Gulfstream's Audio/Video Distribution System (AVDS), which supplies high-definition (HD) video content to the cabin. Using a unique fiber optic cabling system, the AVDS provides HD video content with no data compression or signal latency. The G250 comes standard with a dual Blu-ray/DVD/CD player with USB ports along with a 19-inch (48 cm) HD liquid crystal display (LCD) forward bulkhead monitor. Operators can also select dual 128-gigabyte media servers and 12.1-inch (31 cm) HD or 9-inch (23 cm) HD-compatible LCD personal monitors that plug into the side ledge.
The Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS) provides digital control of cabin systems through touch screens, capacitive touch switches and a passenger control unit located at the principal's seat. Using an iPod touch® or another personal handheld device, the principal passenger will be able to control the lighting, temperature, entertainment equipment, Gulfstream's new CabinViewTM Passenger Flight Information System and attendant call.
This Passenger Control Unit (PCU) can be stored in the covered charging station located in the ledge adjacent to the principal seat. That ledge also hides a charging station for the Iridium handset, a headphone port and controls, a media input panel with iPod® dock, an electric power outlet and miscellaneous storage.
The G250 cabin mockup is part of the Gulfstream static display at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting and Convention in Atlanta from Oct. 19-21.
Press release issued by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation on October 18, 2010
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