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When the G550® large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet entered service in the fall of 2003, it set a new world standard for speed and range. Powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbo fan engines, the G550 attained a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.87 and a nonstop range of 6,750 nautical miles (12,501 km). This makes the G550 the longest-range business jet in service today.
Less than two weeks after the airplane entered service, a G550 completed a 7,301 nm (13,521 km) nonstop flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Orlando, Fla. It covered the distance in 14.5 hours, setting just one of 40 city-pair speed records the G550 would go on to establish in its first five years of service.
Thanks to improved aerodynamics and brawny Rolls-Royce turbo fan engines that produce 15,385 pounds (68.4 kN) of thrust, the G550 easily links North America with four continents. With a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet (15,545 m), this ultra-long-range airplane flies far above inclement weather, turbulence and commercial traffic.
The G550 offers excellent short-field performance to provide long-range capability out of demanding airports even on hot days. With a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.885, it makes the G550 one of the fastest business jets allowing you to spend less time in the air and more time at home or in the office.
Combine New York-to-Tokyo range with a technologically advanced cockpit and a roomy and comfortable cabin, and you start to understand why the G550 is in such demand. Gulfstream's skilled production line technicians are doing their best to whittle down the backlog of orders for the G550. By June of 2008, they had produced 200 G550/G500 series airplanes at the company's manufacturing facility in Savannah.
You might say G550 operators know a good thing when they fly it.
G550 Cabin Features Insert (4.1 MB)
G550 Elite Cabin Features Insert (1.4 MB)
G550 Ownership Experience Insert (4.1 MB)
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.