Gulfstream V

The Gulfstream V (or G-V or GV) is a business jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace. It is also used by the US military under the designation C-37A. The G500 and G550 are improved versions which are currently in production. The Gulfstream G550 was formerly known as the Gulfstream V SP (G-V SP).

Role Business jet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace
First flight November 28, 1995
Introduction 1998
Status In service
Primary users United States Air Force
United States Coast Guard
United States Navy
Number built 191
Developed from Gulfstream IV
Variants Gulfstream G500 series

Designated C-37A in U.S. Air Force service, the Gulfstream V is used by government and Defense Department officials. The US Coast Guard operates two C-37A for transportation of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary and the Commandant of the Coast Guard. The US Navy operates one C-37A.

The aircraft has a flight management system with a worldwide satellite-based Global Positioning System. The C-37A is capable of cruising at 51,000 feet (16,000 m). Features include enhanced weather radar, autopilot and head-up display for the pilot. Safety features include Enhanced Vision Systems that allows increased visibility in adverse environments. The aircraft is also equipped with commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure voice and data capability. The U.S. Air Force equips the C-37A with a basic crew of two pilots, one flight engineer, one communications systems operator, and one flight attendant.

Specifications

Gulfstream V

Data from Airliners.net Gulfstream G500 NSF/NCAR GV Investigator's Handbook

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 pilots, 0–2 attendants
  • Capacity: 14–19 passengers
  • Length: 96 ft 5 in (29.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 93 ft 4 in (28.5 m)
  • Height: 25 ft 10 in (7.87 m)
  • Wing area: 1,137 ft² (105.6 m²)
  • Empty weight: 46,200 lb (21,000 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 54,500 lb (24,721 kg)
  • Useful load: 6,500 lb (2,948 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 90,500 lb (41,136 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce BR710A1-10 turbofan, 14,750 lbf (65 kN) each
  • Maximum landing weight: 75,300 lb (34,156 kg)
  • Maximum fuel weight: 41,300 lb (18,772 kg)
  • Cabin dimensions: length - 50 ft 1 in (15.3 m), height - 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), width - 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
  • Volumes: cabin - 1,669 ft³ (47.3 m³), baggage compartment - 226 ft³ (6.4 m³)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.885
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.85 (488 knots, 904 km/h)
  • Range: 5,800 nautical miles (10,742 km)
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)
  • Takeoff distance: 5,150 ft (1,570 m)
  • Landing distance: 2,770 ft (884 m)

C-37A

Data from USAF fact sheet

General characteristics

  • Crew: 5
  • Capacity: 12 passengers
  • Length: 96 ft 5 in (29.38 m)
  • Wingspan: 93 ft 6 in (28.5 m)
  • Height: 25 ft 11 in (7.9 m)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 90,500 lb (41,050 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A1-10 high bypass ratio turbofan engines, 14,750 lbf (65 kN) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 600 mph (Mach .885)
  • Range: 6,300 miles (10,139 km)
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,240 m)

Source

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