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    • Year
      1906
      2018
    • Length
      23 m
      36 m
    • Height
      6 m
      10 m
    • Width
      1 m
      8 m
    • Diameter
      3 m
      9 m
    • Wing area
      1 m2
      925 m2
    • Wingspan (Beam)
      22 m
      35 m
    • Wing loading
      3 kg/m2
      829 kg/m2
    • Swept
      4 m
      10 m
    • Sweep
      25 deg
      68 deg
    • Aspect ratio
      1
      26
    • Disc area
      1 m2
      460 m2
    • Main rotor diameter
      1 m
      62 m
    • Rotor number
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Blades per rotor
      4 qt
      5 qt
    • Disc loading
      17 kg/m2
      73 kg/m2
    • Tail rotor diameter
      0 m
      5 m
    • Empty weight
      17520 kg
      26280 kg
    • Max. takeoff weight (Gross weight)
      33040 kg
      49560 kg
    • Loaded weight
      19760 kg
      29640 kg
    • Crew
      3 per.
      5 per.
    • Useful load
      2240 kg
      3360 kg
    • Payload
      23 kg
      122470 kg
    • Capacity passengers
      15 per.
      23 per.
    • Hardpoints
      1 qt
      2576 qt
    • Ground Speed
      96 km/h
      1500 km/h
    • Max. Speed
      752 km/h
      1130 km/h
    • Сruise Speed
      723 km/h
      1085 km/h
    • Stall Speed
      40 km/h
      258 km/h
    • Landing Speed
      68 km/h
      270 km/h
    • Minimum control speed
      24 km/h
      113 km/h
    • Never exceed speed
      107 km/h
      1050 km/h
    • Fuel Capacity
      20794 l
      31192 l
    • Fuel External
      142 l
      10025 l
    • Power/mass
      0 hp/kg
      23 hp/kg
    • Thrust/weight
      0 kN/kg
      3 kN/kg
    • Afterburning thrust
      29 kN/kg
      980 kN/kg
    • Total Power
      109 hp
      165 hp
    • Thrust
      1 kN
      1914 kN
    • Service ceiling
      12436 m
      18654 m
    • Static ceiling
      3 m
      5485 m
    • Range (Ferry range)
      10000 km
      15000 km
    • Range PTB (Ferry range)
      720 km
      10000 km
    • Сombat radius
      277 km
      7210 km
    • Endurance
      0 h
      150 h
    • Takeoff roll
      1440 m
      2160 m
    • Landing roll
      704 m
      1056 m
    • Maximum glide ratio
      7
      43
    • Load factor from
      2 G
      9 G
    • Rate of climb
      1 m/min
      36000 m/min
    • Rate of sink
      36 m/min
      56 m/min
    • Time to altitude
      0 min
      105 min
    • Propellers
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Prop diameter
      1 m
      6 m
    • Prop blade number
      1 qt
      8 qt
    • Guns
      1 qt
      18 qt
    • Bombs
      1 qt
      250 qt
    • Missiles
      1 qt
      24 qt
    • Rockets
      1 qt
      76 qt
    • Torpedoes
      1 qt
      4 qt
    • Bombs weight
      2 kg
      39000 kg
    • Rockets weight
      1 kg
      48 kg
    • Number built
      0 qt
      43000 qt
    • Price
      41 USD
      750000000 USD

Gulfstream G550

TypeAircraft
Company

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Scheme

Monoplane

Low wing

Geometry
Length (m)
1.9
 
29.4
88.7
Height (m)
0.6
 
7.9
50.1
Wings
Wingspan (Beam) (m)
0.1
 
28.5
95
Weights
Empty weight (kg)
8
 
21,900
276,800
Max. takeoff weight (Gross weight) (kg)
154
 
41,300
575,000
Loaded weight (kg)
5
 
24,700
242,500
Capacity
Crew (per.)
1
 
4
112
2 pilots, 0–2 attendants
Useful load (kg)
26.4
 
2,800
90,700
Capacity passengers (per.)
1
 
19
400
14–19 passengers
Speeds
Max. Speed (km/h)
25
 
941
28,165
Сruise Speed (km/h)
52
 
904
3,087
Fuel
Fuel Capacity (l)
23
 
25,993
320,000
Power
Total Power (hp)
0.4
 
136.9
60,000
2 powerplants 68,44 kN each
Performance
Service ceiling (m)
0.6
 
15,545
161,544
Range (Ferry range) (km)
4
 
12,500
40,700
Takeoff roll (m)
20
 
1,800
3,200
Landing roll (m)
20
 
880
2,570
Stat
Introduction 2003
First flight 2003
The Gulfstream G550 is a more modern variant of Gulfstream V bizjet. It’s a large-cabin jet that received a wide popularity among private persons, small companies and charter operators. The airplane is produced by Gulfstream Aerospace that is now a unit of large General Dynamics Corporation.

The production of the plane was targeted on the private individuals and charters operators mostly. So after its first flight in 2003 the aircraft run through the sufficient number of test hours and in the end received all the necessary certifications for the transportation of 19 persons max.

The aircraft is on the one line with Airbus Corporate Jet, Boeing Business Jet, and the Bombardier Global Express with which it successfully competes. It even won Robert J. Collier Trophy as first aircraft that had enhanced vision system (EVS) as standard equipment. This system provides pilots with knowledge of environment around the aircraft with the help of 3D technologies. Scanning the environment and demonstrating it on liquid crystal displays the system helps a pilot to land even in the condition of low visibility.

This technology is one of the characteristics of this technologically advanced aircraft. It also equipped with PlaneView cockpit that is considered to be one of the safest and avionic cockpit in business aviation. The cockpit was produced and designed with the help of Honeywell Company that continues to perfect its product.

The aircraft has good flight characteristics as well. It can fly for about 12500 km nonstop with the payload of 18 passengers. But the maximum takeoff weight of the plane is 41277 kg. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce powerplants of 68,44 kN each. They give airplane good range and maximum operating speed of about 941 km/h.

The G550 entered into service in 2004. And from the first days of service it was in the focus of overall attention. After only 2 weeks of operation it set its first record by making a nonstop flight from Seoul to Orlando which lasted for 14,5 hours. At that moment it was the fastest flight between these two cities. Furthermore, in the next 5 years f operation the aircraft set 40 records more by conducting fast flights between other different points.

The aircraft cabin has 12 possible configurations from the simplest one to the VIP one. It has everything to make 14,5 non-stop flight comfortable and easy to bear. It can accommodate up to 19 passengers and some configurations allow placing full-size galley on the board in the aft or closer to the nose.

The average cost of the Gulfstream G550 is 50 million dollars. As for the May 2015 the number of 500 aircraft was produced and there still orders for it.

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