The Gulfstream G550 has earned many admirers, whether by winning the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy or by being named by owners as the best-in-value business aircraft. What’s behind the success?
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The Gulfstream Fleet
A standard of uncompromised quality was established when the first Gulfstream aircraft took flight in 1958, and that standard holds true today.
Gulfstream’s passion for innovation was born with that first flight, but raw imagination has matured into a dedication for designing the most sophisticated, best-performing business aircraft in the world. Look at any aircraft in the Gulfstream fleet―from the flagship Gulfstream G650ER to the midsize Gulfstream G150―to understand how The World Standard™ in business aviation is not just a tagline, but an enduring business philosophy.
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At Gulfstream, originality often becomes industry-defining reality.
Gulfstream created a new class of travel with the flight of the first purpose-built business aircraft. Similar innovations span decades of aviation history.
Gulfstream was the first civilian aircraft manufacturer to develop an enhanced vision system. The infrared-assisted vision system changed the way pilots fly at night and in obscured-vision situations. Gulfstream advancements also brought a synthetic vision terrain mapping system, the first in-flight high-speed Internet access and an in-flight computerized monitoring system that notifies technicians when service is due.
Behind the technology is industry-leading reliability. Gulfstream dependability is unrivaled and legendary. The Gulfstream fleet consistently averages a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) dispatch reliability rating of 99.8 percent.
Rarely does such a commitment to engineering, technology, product support, performance and style come together so well, but at Gulfstream, dedication to excellence is as fundamental as the principles of flight.
The Gulfstream Family Of AircraftAmple Selection, Unsurpassed Quality
Gulfstream Aircraft Range MapsFly Farther Faster
Gulfstream aircraft combine speed, range, technology and style to reliably deliver the finest aviation experience in the world. No other business aircraft offers the G650ER's pairing of Mach 0.85 for 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers. Whether for international travel or a quick trip between coasts, Gulfstream has an aircraft uniquely suited to meet a customer's needs. To see each model's normal and long-range cruise capabilities, first select a city from the map below and then choose from the list of aircraft models. You may choose just one or select multiple aircraft from the list at one time for a side-by-side comparison of the entire Gulfstream fleet's range capabilities.*
Gulfstream Special Missions
For mission-critical operations, no other civilian aircraft have served as long or as capably as Gulfstream.
Nearly 200 Gulfstream aircraft in 37 countries operate in support of government and military service special missions, including roles as head-of-state transports, airborne early-warning systems, and in support of international atmospheric data that had never been obtainable before a specially modified Gulfstream G550 went into service.
Since 1967, Gulfstream has been honored to serve all five branches of the U.S. military and other government agencies. Gulfstream aircraft have been used to train astronauts to fly the space shuttle and Navy A-6 crews as navigators, and as platforms to help hurricane hunters track storms.
Gulfstream aircraft provide on-demand dependability, speed and range, configurations and role flexibility and operation capabilities under extreme conditions. Those performance attributes for decades have made Gulfstream aircraft the unequaled choice for special missions platforms. In the United States, Gulfstream aircraft account for the majority of all large-cabin business jets delivered to the government since 1967.
Providing quality aircraft is only one aspect of Gulfstream’s dedication to military and government service.
Gulfstream has long maintained a Special Missions Program Office, staffed with program managers and project engineers with a unique understanding of and expertise in fulfilling the most demanding requirements, whether from domestic and international governments or defense contractors.
Once a customer’s mission parameters are defined, Gulfstream’s program office coordinates aircraft modifications and the installation of state-of-the-art equipment to meet specified purposes.
Gulfstream’s ability to modify airframes to unique special mission specifications is the result of decades of experience―the platform matters.
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Your Gulfstream Career
Work should be about more than counting the hours until quitting time. A fulfilling career and a great place to work challenge the mind, drive creativity and innovation, and inspire teamwork and mutual respect.
At Gulfstream, those ideals form the core of our work philosophy, and we believe fostering those standards is what helps us create and deliver the world’s finest experience in business aviation.
We employ a diverse workforce of more than 14,000 people worldwide. We have employment opportunities ranging from aeronautical engineering and information technology to communications and operations. We attract, develop and retain the best people by providing employees with opportunities to enhance their professional skills as they help develop ever faster, ever better aircraft.
We’re proud to be part of General Dynamics. Our Falls Church, Virginia-based parent company employs more than 95,000 people globally and is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technologies.
If you believe you have the skills and passion necessary to become part of the Gulfstream family, apply with us today. See whether your standards are a match for Gulfstream―The World Standard™ in business aviation.
The Principles We Share
Our core value is integrity. It’s how we do business. Gulfstream employees come from a wide range of cultures and have diverse skills and interests, but we’re united in our pursuit of being the best at what we do. The principles we share:
- Teamwork - We know from our past accomplishments that working together to build on each other’s success leads to groundbreaking achievements in aviation.
- Learning - We recognize that every Gulfstream employee is a potential leader and innovator. That’s why everyone, including our senior leaders, is committed to the growth of every employee. Gulfstream encourages employees to reach their highest potential through professional development programs and our internal training organization, Gulfstream University.
- Recognition - We believe in recognizing and rewarding dedicated employees and top performers. We have several recognition and bonus programs that encourage continuous improvement. As a result, we’ve won some of the most prestigious awards in business aviation. We are proud to have earned our industry’s highest honor―the Robert J. Collier Trophy―not just once, but twice.
- Caring - At Gulfstream, we are passionate about investing in our communities. Whether through our volunteer program, investment grants or education outreach, our employees generously give of their time and talent. Our “Live Well. Be Well.” speaker series, which recently included Tony Robbins, Suze Orman and Dr. Oz, was open not only to employees and their families but our community as well.
- Wellness - We care deeply about our employees’ health and the health of their families. While we thrive on our work, life is more than work. We encourage employees to have a healthy balance between the two. Our benefits and our wellness programs promote that goal.
Gulfstream Aerospace is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.
Gulfstream Aerospace is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact email@example.com or +1 912 395 9344 for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
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Gulfstream is respected internationally for engineering and designing technologically advanced aircraft and systems that consistently redefine business aviation. Expect that standard to continue.
Gulfstream’s Research and Development campus in Savannah, Georgia, is a shared base for more than 1,500 employees who develop and test next-generation aviation concepts in laboratories and offices totaling more than 500,000 square feet/46,452 square meters.
In the manufacturing facility for the Gulfstream G650, state-of-the-art computerized machining dovetails with an assembly process engineered for maximum efficiency. As part of the development of the G650, Gulfstream expanded its use of composites and advanced bonding techniques, creating a structure that is lighter, more durable and helps increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Partnering with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Gulfstream developed and patented the Quiet Spike, a nose-mounted telescoping spike designed to suppress the effects of sonic boom in supersonic flight. It’s a long-range research investment that promises Gulfstream will remain at the forefront of aviation innovation for years to come.
That’s all in a day’s work at Gulfstream―where the best minds think faster.
Gulfstream Product Support
At Gulfstream, the only true complement to innovative aeronautics is award-winning product support.
Every Gulfstream is designed to exceed expectations, and the same standard applies to ensuring owner satisfaction and maintaining the aircraft at peak performance. The Gulfstream network of people, service centers and parts is designed to quickly respond to customers and their aircraft needs wherever in the world they may be, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Gulfstream maintains the largest company-owned product support network in business aviation, combining more than 4,000 professionals with an industry-leading spare parts inventory of more than $1.4 billion that feeds into more than 30 service centers worldwide.
Having skill and inventory is only one part of a successful formula; getting people and equipment quickly to a customer is the other. Gulfstream continues to define the industry standard with its rapidly deployed Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST). Gulfstream’s reputation as The World Standard™ has led to another industry-leading benchmark: Operators and pilots for 12 consecutive years have named Gulfstream the top-ranked product support provider in business aviation.
Gulfstream Support NetworkConsider It Done. Any Time, Any Place
Nothing speaks better to Gulfstream Product Support’s commitment to exceptional service than its network of resources that provides assistance every day of the year and every hour of the day.
Gulfstream rapid response capabilities include deploying Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST), round-the-clock expertise from systems specialists in Technical Operations and, through MyCMP, access to aircraft maintenance experts and databases whenever needed, anywhere and at any hour.
With Gulfstream rapid response teams, owners have the added assurance that even when the unexpected occurs—a blown tire, a cracked windshield or a bird strike—the company’s technicians and support system will make servicing the sidelined aircraft their highest priority.
Gulfstream proves every day that Product Support knows no bounds.
Creating and Delivering The World's Finest Aviation Experience
Gulfstream has led the evolution of business and personal aviation since the 1958 debut of the Gulfstream I, the world’s first purpose-built business aircraft.
Today, Gulfstream produces the world’s most advanced business aircraft, with innovations from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip, all while offering unmatched global product support and service.
Gulfstream’s commitment to excellence reflects that of its parent company, General Dynamics. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. General Dynamics’ workforce numbers more than 95,000 employees worldwide.
Gulfstream engineers, manufactures and services the world’s finest business aircraft. Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gulfstream operates facilities on four continents and employs more than 14,000 people worldwide.
Engineering and Research
Gulfstream designs and develops aircraft at its Savannah Research and Development Center. The five-building campus houses engineers and support staff integral to the engineering, manufacturing, testing and development of past, current and future Gulfstream aircraft. Gulfstream Laboratories features the only hemi-anechoic chamber used in the development of business aircraft. A relentless pursuit of performance, efficiency and innovation is what makes Gulfstream jets the world’s most advanced business aircraft. More than 115 Gulfstream employees belong to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and approximately 25 more are members of SAE International. Gulfstream employees are also active in the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Gulfstream manufactures large and ultralarge aircraft at its Savannah, Georgia, headquarters. The company completes midcabin aircraft at a facility in Dallas, Texas. Wiring harnesses, sheet metal components, subassemblies and machined parts are produced at a Gulfstream facility in Mexicali, Mexico. Gulfstream holds an FAA Production Certificate, counts more than 900 Lean Specialist trainees among its employees and offers courses in more than 15 different processes and tools focused on Lean and other sustainability initiatives.
Gulfstream offers a wide array of cabin configurations. The company outfits cabins, paints the exteriors and installs avionics equipment upgrades at the Appleton, Wisconsin; Brunswick, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Long Beach, California; and Savannah, Georgia, completion centers.
Sales and Design
Gulfstream coordinates aircraft purchases and plans cabin furnishings with buyers at Sales and Design Centers in Savannah, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; and London, England. The showrooms are stocked with myriad leather, fabric, carpet and wood veneer samples as well as dinnerware, flatware and stemware selections. Customers can work with designers and Gulfstream’s mobile visualization application, DesignBook, to experiment with various cabin configurations, colors and upholstery in real time.
Gulfstream operates the largest factory-owned service network in the business aviation industry. The support system is anchored by 11 service centers strategically located on four continents, including the world’s largest purpose-built business aircraft maintenance facility in Savannah, Georgia. Gulfstream is also the first manufacturer to open a service facility on mainland China at Beijing Capital International Airport. Gulfstream service center personnel perform everything from routine line maintenance and complete structural modifications to engine replacement and interior refurbishment. In addition to the fixed service locations, Gulfstream has Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST) to provide mobile support. This team of ground support vehicles and aircraft performs service remotely and can even complete an engine exchange. Gulfstream’s legendary Consider It Done attitude toward product support has earned the company top honors in Aviation International News’ survey of aircraft operators every year since 2003.
Award-Winning Aircraft and Support
At Gulfstream, the only true complement to innovative aeronautics is impeccable product support.
Increased range and fast, powerful climbing ability are two ways the Gulfstream G280 outperforms its original design goals and contributes to class-leading performance.
Start the day early in New York, and be in Los Angeles for lunch. In the Gulfstream G150, a coast-to-coast trip is less than six hours nonstop at Mach 0.80.