Just visited Gulfstream this week. They had a G280 fly nonstop with two pax, Luton to Chicago!
G280 is coming out with auto throttles, STANDARD.
350 may be some people's dream, but the 280 is a totally new beast that's going to make the bombardier folks green with envy.
That might be but Gulfstream didn't give Sokol the deal he wanted, Gulfstream felt they're gonna be all right without pain in the ars Netjets
He went to Montreal and asked for the moon... Bombardier probably said " he'll yeah, whatever you want, just buy a $h*t load of airplanes"
Also, the CL350 might not be able to do Luton-Chicago, but the CL605 can do that with ease