The Gulfstream III (GIII) is the third generation in the Gulfstream family of large cabin, long range corporate jets. The Gulfstream I and Gulfstream II were developed and produced by Grumman in the 1950’s and 1960’s-1970’s respectively. As production of the GII ceased and the company operated under new leadership as Gulfstream American, the development of the new Gulfstream GIII was a priority. It was introduced in 1979 just two years after the last Gulfstream II was produced.
The driving force behind designing the GIII was increased range and performance without sacrificing capacity or comfort. The GIII can fly over 4000 miles with full passenger load which is over 1000 miles farther than the Gulfstream II. With maximum fuel plus reserves, the GIII can achieve a range of 5,070 miles. This was largely achieved through introduction of a new wing and winglets, reshaped fuselage, and additional fuel tanks. The jet is outfitted with the exact same Rolls Royce engines used on the Gulfstream II.
The reshaped fuselage included modifications to the nose and an enlarged cockpit. In addition to more space, the GIII cockpit features new avionics with a four-screen EFIS dominating the flight deck. All the necessary communication and enhanced awareness systems are intuitively designed and placed to reduce the workload of the pilots and crew.
Although already a spacious cabin, the GIII stretches an additional 2 feet over that of the Gulfstream II. Many GIII’s have undergone extensive refurbishment to update and enhance the living areas. This includes improving the sound-damping technology in the walls and ceiling, upgrading electrical systems, and updating avionics with glass-panel retrofits that pilots enjoy. Even without refurbishment the spacious cabins feature large oval windows for abundant natural light and furnishings that are finished in fine leathers and fabrics and accented with fine woods or polished stone.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Gulfstream III is equipped with two Rolls-Royce Spey engines rated at 11,400lb thrust each.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The GIII has a maximum cruising speed of 575 mph (928km/h) with an economical cruising speed of 508 mph (818km/h ). The range with full passenger load is 4050 mi (6517 km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The GIII overall length is 83ft 1in (25.3m) and height is 24ft 3in (7.4m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 77ft 8in (23.7m). The internal baggage compartment can hold 157 cubic feet and is accessible in flight.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The GIII has a maximum takeoff weight of 70,200 lb (31,842 kg) and maximum payload is 4,500 lb (2,041 kg). With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 2,610lb (1,183 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The GIII cabin length is 41ft 3in (12.5 m), height is 6ft 3in (1.92 m) and the width is 7ft 3in (2.2 m). The cabin is separated into 3 distinct areas and due to the high level of customization, there are numerous options for furniture configuration in each area. Executive layouts typically seat 12 passengers in a forward four-place club, mid-cabin four-place conference/dining with table, and a rear three-place divan two-place club in the rear.
This aircraft features a fully enclosed rear lavatory with a large vanity and hang-up wardrobe, a large forward galley with an attendant’s seat nearby, fold-out work tables and entertainment center. Luxuriously appointed executive seats recline and swivel, and have power outlets nearby.
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