The Gulfstream G550, an ultra-long range, intercontinental jet, is the vastly improved iteration of Gulfstream’s well-known GV. It can fly faster, farther, simpler and with more room than its counterpart.
It is produced by General Dynamics' Gulfstream Aerospace unit in Savannah, Georgia, US.
Gulfstream fitted the G550 with two BMW/Rolls Royce BF 700-710-C4-11 turbofan engines. Each is rated at 15,385 lbs of thrust and is inspected “on condition.” These engines produce a tremendous amount of power, allowing the jet to travel long-range distances and complete record-breaking missions.
When looking for a long-range, large-cabin business jet, G550 stands out above the rest.
Topped tanks allow the G550 to travel a greater distance with more passengers than any business jet in production at the time of its release.
The G550 can travel 6,750 nautical miles at Mach .80, with a speed of 460 knots. Its maximum cruise speed is an astounding Mach .87. The jet is able to complete the 7,301 nm trip from Seoul, South Korea to Miami, Florida, surpassing the previous record set by its predecessor, the GV.
The cabin, equipped with sound supression techiniques, keep engine noise out and improves the cabin experience with a quiet interior.
Total volume of the cabin is 1,669 cubic feet and the maximum seating configuration can fit up to 16 people at one time. Baggage capacity comes at 226 cubic feet, allowing suicases, golfbag or larger items to be brought. (Baggage capacity may vary based on jet configuration and passenger amount)