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Gulfstream G500

United States (2004)
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Introduced in 2004, the Gulfstream G500 business jet has been built in over 500 examples for various global operators to date.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Gulfstream G500 Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform.  Entry last updated on 1/31/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

September 2017 - The Gulfstream G550 has been selected by L-3 Technologies (General Dynamics) to form the framework of the EC-X "Compass Call" platform for the United States Air Force (USAF). This design would replace the currently in-service Compass Call platforms based on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules (C-130H) high-winged transport. L-3 represents the prime contractor in the USAF program. The Boeing 737 (737-700) and Bombardier 6000 series jets were other possible contenders. Boeing and Bombardier are expected to protest the USAF decision to go with L3.

October 2017 - Israel announced plans to boost its fleet of G550 surveillance platforms.

January 2018 - The nation of Italy has ordered a second G550 model aircraft to fulfill the Airborne Early Warning role within its ranks.

Any available statistics for the Gulfstream G500 Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (584mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Gulfstream G550's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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500


  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: United States
Year: 2004
Type: Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform
Manufacturer(s): Gulfstream - USA
Production: 500
Status: Active, In-Service
Global Operators:
Azerbaijan; Australia; Germany; Israel; Italy; Kuwait; Morocco; Nigeria; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Sweden; Tanzania; Turkey; Uganda; United States
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Gulfstream G550 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
96.78 ft


Meters
29.5 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
93.50 ft


Meters
28.5 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
25.92 ft


Meters
7.9 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
48,281 lb


Kilograms
21,900 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
91,051 lb


Kilograms
41,300 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines developing 15,385 lb of thrust each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
584 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
940 kph


Knots
508 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
7,767 mi


Kilometers
12,500 km


Nautical Miles
6,749 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
51,001 ft


Meters
15,545 m


Miles
9.66 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• G500 - Base Series Model; based on GV-SP version
• G550 - Market model name for GV-SP
• G550 AEW - Airborne Early Warning platform (Israel)
• GV-SP - Base model name born from the Gulfstream V/GV family line with refinements and improvements to various systems.
• C-37B - United States Military designation
• EC-X "Compass Call" - Electronic CounterMeasures (ECM) platform for USAF; L3 Technologies suite mated to Gulfstream G550 series aircraft.