Four Gulfstream business jets grace the Le Bourget static display this week, illustrating the high level of innovation and industry to be found in Savannah, Georgia. Making its Paris debut is the G600 (we’ve seen its slightly smaller brother, the G500, two years ago), accompanied by the G280, G550 and G660.

Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Aerospace, is proud of the effort invested by the company in keeping the product line refreshed: “There’s an old saying that we often overestimate what we can do in a year, but far underestimate what we can do in a decade.

“If you think about just this last decade, we have developed three totally new airplanes, not derivatives of something we’ve done in the past, but airplanes that are truly unique and technologically advanced.… G650 was the beginning of a journey for us that will take us decades into the future. G500 and 600 simultaneous development have just put incredible opportunities in front of us to develop new technologies, new airplanes, and when you’re doing that, one of the things you have to do is to ensure that you’re making mature designs – new designs, but mature designs.

“We’ve spent a great deal of time since 2014, when we announced G500 and G600, to this point where we started delivering the airplanes last summer. We’re almost up to 20 airplanes in service now.”

The G600 can carry passengers nonstop from Paris to Los Angeles or Hong Kong at an average speed of Mach 0.90 in a bespoke interior. Equipped with the all-new Symmetry Flight Deck, the G600 features active control sidesticks and extensive touch-screen technology.

Additionally, Gulfstream’s G650ER offers a range of 7,500 nm (13,890 km) at Mach 0.85 and has amassed more than 90 city-pair speed records, including the fastest longest-range flight in business aviation history. G650ER can fly from Paris to Singapore at Mach 0.90.

The G650ER interior, which recently earned an International Yacht & Aviation Award for Private Jet Design, features enhanced ergonomics, one-of-a-kind materials and hand-crafted furnishings. It has also recently received FAA certification for steep-approach operations.

Finally, the G280 is intended for continental operators and offers attributes of a large-cabin aircraft in a super-midsize jet. It, too, can operate at steep-approach airports such as London City and has set city-pair speed records from Paris to New York and Paris to Abu Dhabi.