Suddenly, cruising at Mach 0.80 seems so 20th century. Gulfstream’s welcome arrival, the G500, cruises economically at Mach 0.85, which is now the standard for the latest large-cabin business jets and long-range Airbuses and Boeings. With 5,000-nm range at that speed, the $44.65 million G500 can fly nonstop between Seattle and Seoul, Los Angeles and London, or Montreal and Montevideo. The longest trips take under 10.5 hr. yet are flown on less fuel than any other business aircraft ...

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