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Gulfstream 550 is a long-range heavy jet and is deemed a best-in-value business aircraft. According to the National Aeronautic Association, the Gulfstream 550’s innovation team was awarded the Collier Trophy for “leading-edge achievement in designing, testing and building an innovative aircraft while incorporating measurable safety enhancements and far-reaching advances in aerospace technology….”

The Gulfstream 550 is an ultra-long-range business jet that can travel non-stop over 7,282 statute miles at a cruise speed of 614 mph, able to travel from New York to Dubai non-stop. The Gulfstream 550 leaves passengers wanting for nothing. Cabin amenities generally include: a full-service galley, Wi-Fi, power outlets, video monitors, telephone/SATCOM, a fax machine, a CD/DVD/Blue-ray player, an Airshow System, noise-canceling headsets, and cabin speakers. This jet offers a fully enclosed lavatory and 169 cubic feet of ample baggage space.

The Gulfstream 550 sets the standard for reliability, comfort, and performance. The spacious interior of the G550 is 1669 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 6’2″, width of 7’3″, and length of 50’1″. This heavy jet can seat up to 16 people at max capacity in the large stand-up cabin and berth up to 8.

The cabin is made for conducting business and acts as a fully functioning office in the sky. Advanced soundproofing technologies cut outside noise significantly, electric window shades allow easy visibility of electronic devices, and console tables make the perfect workspace. To combat fatigue and contribute to passenger comfort, 100% fresh air is circulated around the cabin every two minutes.

The 14 signature Gulfstream 550 oval windows also allow for more natural light in the cabin, letting in the view from every angle. The technological capabilities in the G550’s cockpit are also quite impressive. “Working with avionics partner Honeywell, Gulfstream in 2003 introduced the PlaneView cockpit, making it the most technologically advanced business-jet flight system in existence.

Since then, the flight deck has continued to evolve and improve, and by design, easily accepts software upgrades. Plane view uses four liquid crystal displays to present essential flight  data in larger, crisper images that make ever-changing flight conditions easier to analyze.” Equipped with an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Head-Up Display (HUD), pilots can easily monitor their surroundings even in low visibility conditions.


Gulfstream G550

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Gulfstream G550

Gulfstream G550

Gulfstream G550

Full Specifications


  • Exterior Height: 25 ft 10 in
  • Wing Span: 93 ft 6 in
  • Length: 96 ft 5 in


  • Cabin Height: 6 ft 2 In
  • Cabin Width: 7 ft 4 In
  • Cabin Length: 43 ft 11 In
  • Cabin Volume: 1669 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage: 170 cu ft


  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 19

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 91000 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 75300 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 47900 Lb
  • Empty Weight: 48000 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 41300 lbs Lb
  • Payload Useful: 43100 Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 1800 Lb
  • Max Payload: 6200 Lb


  • Normal Range: 6360 nm
  • Max Range: 6750 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 51000 ft


  • Takeoff Distance: 5910 ft
  • Balanced Field Length: 6170 ft
  • Landing Distance: 2770 ft


  • Rate of Climb: 3650 fpm
  • Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 594 fpm
  • Max Speed: 590 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 488 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 459 kts
  • Cost per Hour: $ 4,980.15
  • Avionics: Gulfstream PlaneView
  • 2019 List Price: $61,500,000

Power Plant

  • Engines: 2
  • Engine Mfg: Rolls Royce
  • Engine Model: BR 710-C4-11

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