The Gulfstream G550 is the current version of the Gulfstream V which was introduced in 1995. Gulfstream introduced an improved variant of the GV, the special purpose GV-SP which was eventually redesignated as the G550 when Gulfstream renamed its products using Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals to differentiate its aircraft. The G550 offers a greater maximum take-off weight over the GV and improved performance. With an impressive range of over 7700 miles, it easily offers the longest flight range in its class. The closest competitors promising any greater range are the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 which not yet in production (scheduled for 2014-2016). Gulfstream also co-developed the G500 as a shorter range variant of the G550 and both jets were released to market at about the same time in 2003.
Through the combined contributions of advanced engines, aircraft systems technologies and innovative aerodynamic design, the G550 can handle the most challenging conditions and still offer outstanding performance. The jet can easily handle 3,500-foot airstrips, high elevations, high heat, and strong headwinds while carrying eight passengers with full fuel for long legs.
The G550 cockpit is equipped with the most advanced flight deck in business aviation: Gulfstream’s PlaneView cockpit. The Enhanced Vision System (EVS) is standard in all Gulfstream jets and serves to enhance situational awareness, reduce fatigue, and permit landing in weather conditions where most other aircraft cannot so you can stick to your original flight plan. The EVS II on the G550 captures pictures of the environment (e.g. runway markings, taxiways and surrounding terrain) and presents the pilot with a clear picture at night or in the worst weather conditions. The G550 also offers the option of a synthetic vision system which provides the pilot with enhanced situational awareness even in zero visibility. Beyond the cockpit, Gulfstream has incorporated the best Flight Management Systems, ensuring additional safety, comfort, and efficiency for pilots and passengers.
The cabins of Gulfstreams are renown for their sophistication and comfort. The G550 cabin has been developed to provides everything the passenger needs and minimize any strain of ultra-long-range travel. The cabin features up to four distinct luxuriously accommodated living areas, three temperature zones, a spectacular galley, and thoughtfully arranged and beautifully finished lavatories. There are a dozen different standard floor plan configurations with seating for up to 18 passengers as well as any number of interior-customization packages. All configurations feature fully berthable seats with telescoping footrests and touchpad controls for cabin systems, and a four-place berthable divan. Living spaces are equipped with everything to make the space an airborne executive office, including wireless local area network and satellite communications. Thanks to the 100 percent fresh air and 14 large windows, and a low altitude cabin atmosphere (no more than 6,000 ft), the cabin environment is refreshing, and inviting for work or relaxation.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Gulfstream G550 is equipped with two Rolls-Royce BR710 C4-11 engines rated at 15,385lb thrust each.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The G550 has a maximum cruising speed of 575 mph (926 km/h) with an typical cruising speed of 528 mph (850 km/h) . The range with eight passengers and four crew is 7767 mi (12,501 km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The G550 overall length is 96ft 5in (29.4m) and height is 25ft 10in (7.87m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 93ft 6in (28.5m). The internal baggage compartment can hold 226 cubic feet and is accessible in flight.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The G550 has a maximum takeoff weight of 91,000 lb (41,277 kg) and maximum payload is 6200 lb (2,812 kg). With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 1,800lb (816 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The G550 cabin length is 43ft 11in (13.39 m), height is 6ft 2in (1.88 m) and the width is 7ft 4in (2.24 m). The cabin has a number of configuration options to accommodate 14 to 19 passengers in executive seating. Configurations always include a crew rest area and often include popular elements such as a four-place club, a conference/dining area, at least one and often multiple full length divans that also serve as beds, plus a variety of accompanying cabin furniture for entertainment, work, and storage.
The cabin features a full-sized, thoughtfully appointed lavatory with shower, a large galley with several floor plan options, and a second lavatory with the crew rest area. Electronic and entertainment offerings include a comprehensive entertainment system with Airshow passenger information system, two dual DVD players, a multi-disc CD player and two LCD monitors, individual headphones at each seat, standard office equipment, and satellite phones. Plenty of power outlets, work tables, and a LAN connection are included as well.
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