It’s a silver bullet, and it has an app for that…
The Gulfstream G-V (pronounced ‘G5’) is a large-cabin, ultra-long range business jet that first flew in 1995. Less than two weeks after it entered service, a G550 flew nonstop from Seoul, South Korea, to Orlando, Fla., covering the 7,301 nautical mile (13,521 km) distance in 14.5 hours, setting a city pair record. It would go on to establish 40 city-pair records in its first five years of service.
Powered by Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, the G550 has a range of 6,750 nm (12,501 km) at Mach 0.80 and a high-speed cruise capability of Mach 0.87. With its Range, the G550 is able to link Washington, D.C. with Dubai, London with Singapore and Tokyo with Paris.
The G550 is equipped with the Gulfstream PlaneView® cockpit, the most advanced flight deck in business aviation. The PlaneView cockpit presents critical flight information on 14-inch (36 cm) liquid crystal displays arranged for easy interpretation.
The PlaneView cockpit contains Gulfstream’s latest avionics advancements theat improves the way with pilots interact with the aircraft. There’s also Head-Up Display which captures pictures of the environment and presents the pilot with a clear picture of runway markings, taxiways and surrounding terrain at night or in poor weather conditions.
The G-V cabin features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, and a choice of 12 floor plan configurations with seating for up to 18 passengers. Passengers can maintain contact with the ground through a number of standard communication features, a fax machine, a printer, wireless LAN and satellite communications. Broadband internet is an available option as well.
Interested in purchasing a G-V? This piece of kit will run you north of $50 million. The ‘Made for iPad’ version will cost you $60 million.