The Gulfstream 550

The Gulfstream 550 is a long-range heavy jet and is considered a best-in-value business aircraft. According to the National Aeronautic Association, the G550’s design team was awarded the Collier Trophy for “leading-edge achievement in designing, testing and building an innovative aircraft while incorporating measurable safety enhancements and far-reaching advances in aerospace technology….”

The G550 is an ultra-long-range business jet that can travel non-stop over 7,768 statute miles at a cruise speed of 613 mph, able to travel from New York to Dubai non-stop. The Gulfstream 550 leaves passengers wanting for nothing. Cabin amenities generally include: a full-service galley, Wi-Fi, power outlets, video monitors, telephone/SATCOM, a fax machine, a CD/DVD/Blue-ray player, an Airshow System, noise-canceling headsets, and cabin speakers. This jet offers a fully enclosed lavatory and 226 cubic feet of ample baggage space.

The Gulfstream G550 sets the standard for reliability, comfort and performance. The spacious interior of the G550 is 1669 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 6′ 2″, width of 7′ 4″ and length of 50′ 1″. This heavy jet can seat up to 18 people at max capacity in the large stand-up cabin and berth up to 8. The cabin is made for conducting business and acts as a fully functioning office in the sky. Advanced soundproofing technologies cut outside noise significantly, electric window shades allow easy visibility of electronic devices, and console tables make the perfect work space. To combat fatigue and contribute to passenger comfort, 100% fresh air is circulated around the cabin every two minutes. The 14 signature Gulfstream oval windows also allow for more natural light in the cabin, letting in the view from every angle.

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The technological capabilities in the G550’s cockpit are also quite impressive. “Working with avionics partner Honeywell, Gulfstream in 2003 introduced the PlaneView cockpit, making it the most technologically advanced business jet flight system in existence. Since then, the flight deck has continued to evolve and improve, and by design, easily accepts software upgrades. PlaneView uses four liquid crystal displays to present essential flight data in larger, crisper images that make ever-changing flight conditions easier to analyze.” Equipped with an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Head-Up Display (HUD), pilots can easily monitor their surroundings even in low visibility conditions.

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