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You might say the Gulfstream G450® large-cabin, long-range business jet comes from good stock. It can trace its heritage back to the Gulfstream GIV®, the GIV-SP® and the G400®. The GIV series, introduced in 1986, set new standards in business aviation. It was the best-selling long-range, large-cabin business jet in the world. Longtime Gulfstream operators still speak fondly of that airplane and its succeeding generations.
Today's G450, introduced in 2003, is an entire upgrade of what was then an outstanding business jet. It can transport eight passengers and a crew of three up to 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km) at a normal cruise speed of Mach 0.80. It can attain a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.88 and climb to an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet (12,497 m) in only 20 minutes. As the trip progresses, the G450 can easily step up to a maximum cruise altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 m).
With its intercontinental range, the G450 spans oceans and continents. Think Dallas to Paris or Honolulu to Denver.
Each of its upgraded Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8C engines produces 13,850 pounds (61.6 kN) of thrust. This thrust provides excellent takeoff performance with improved capability from demanding high elevation airports on hot days. Yet when you combine this unbridled power with aerodynamic and material improvements, the G450 displays flight and performance characteristics that provide greater fuel efficiency and lower operating costs than the previous GIV family of aircraft.
Gulfstream's engineering and technological advances extend to the G450 as well. The aircraft's PlaneView™ cockpit, for instance, features the most advanced avionics suite in the industry, now supplemented by Gulfstream's Enhanced Vision System II™ and optional SV-PFD™. Combine EVS with the Heads-Up display and the optional SV-PFD and pilots can experience an unprecedented level of situational awareness.
Exceptional performance, today's advanced avionics and a heritage of engineering excellence that dates back over two decades. You wouldn't think it could get any better.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft.