Gulfstream Special Missions

Adaptable Platforms, Global Experience

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.

Special Missions and Technology

Gulfstream Acoustics

Acoustics

Attention to detail at Gulfstream includes listening for the source of even the smallest sound and vibration, then finding a way to silence them for the quietest flight possible.

PlaneView

PlaneView

The Gulfstream PlaneView family of flight decks represents years of research, engineering and pilot input that created and continues to advance the most sophisticated flight decks available in business aviation.

Gulfstream Cabin Management

Cabin Management

Gulfstream’s research and development efforts have created new systems that improve the cabin experience. The Gulfstream Cabin Management System incorporates touch-screen technology, allowing passengers to adjust lighting, window shades and entertainment from most handheld Apple devices and select Google Android devices.

Fly-by-Wire

Fly-by-wire

Precise, computer-controlled flight for the first time has been incorporated into a Gulfstream jet, courtesy of the company’s ongoing research and development of fly-by-wire technology―a standard system in the Gulfstream G650 and the G650ER.