The large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 can fly up to 51,000 feet at speeds up to Mach 0.885. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the G550 can fly eight passengers and four crewmembers 6,750 nautical miles. The G550 also features the PlaneView cockpit. The G550’s standard equipment includes the Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System and the Gulfstream Signature Cursor Control Devices. The fully equipped G550 offers a choice of cabin layouts and option packages.
Customization packages are also available. Dependent upon the configuration, the G550 can accommodate 14 to 18 passengers. The aircraft received FAA certification in August 2003 and validation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in March 2004. The G550 entered service in September 2003. In early 2004, the G550 team was awarded the 2003 Collier Trophy, the most prestigious award in aviation in North America.
Less than two weeks after it entered service, a G550 flew nonstop from Seoul, South Korea, to Orlando, Fla., covering the 7,301 nautical-mile distance in 14.5 hours and setting a city pair record. It would go on to establish 40 city-pair records in its first five years of service.
Powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, the G550 has a range of 6,750 nm at Mach 0.80 and a high-speed cruise capability of Mach 0.87.
Gulfstream G550 P4-TPS
The G550 is equipped with the Gulfstream PlaneView cockpit, based on the Honeywell Primus Epic architecture and display system, the PlaneView cockpit presents critical flight information on 14-inch liquid crystal displays arranged for easy interpretation.
The cabin aboard the G550 features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, with seating for up to 18 passengers. Standard communication features: a fax machine, a printer, a wireless local area network and satellite communications. An option is a Broad Band Multi Link.
In 2004, Gulfstream was awarded the 2003 Collier Trophy for the development of the G550.
The G550 is the first civil aircraft to receive a Type Certificate issued by the FAA that includes an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) as standard equipment on an aircraft.
Gulfstream G550 N528AP
Engines; 2 x Long Range Cruise Mach 0.80