June 20, 2018

Gulfstream G550 Overview (2003 – Present)

Product Overview

The Gulfstream G550 is a large-cabin, ultra long-range business jet traveling at ranges in excess of 6,700 nm. It features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, and a choice of 12 floor-plan configurations with seating for up to 19 passengers. The G550 is equipped with the Gulfstream PlaneView cockpit, based on the Honeywell Primus Epic architecture and display system. The PlaneView cockpit presents critical flight information on 14-inch (36 cm) liquid crystal displays arranged for easy interpretation. The latest in Head-Up Display technology integrated with the next-generation Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II. The aircraft is also equipped with commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure voice and data capability.

As of May 2018, 64% of the Gulfstream G550 aircraft were purchased new by their current owners, the other 36% pre-owned. 4.3% are for sale with the majority of those (79%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average time on the market is 133 days. Over the past 12 months, the Gulfstream G550 has averaged 7 full retail sale transactions per month.

Brief History

The G550 traces its roots to the Gulfstream GV which was the first ultra-long-range large-cabin business jet produced, which began delivering to customers in 1995. Most notable about the G550 is its 6,708 nm range, made possible in part by the Rolls Royce engines powering it. Gulfstream acquired G550 Type Certification in August 2003. In 2003 the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) awarded its prestigious Collier Trophy to the Gulfstream G550 team for technological and safety advances. A total of 581 Gulfstream G550 aircraft have been manufactured with 552 in operation worldwide.

Worldwide Appeal

There are 552 Gulfstream G550 aircraft currently in operation today. Most of these are wholly owned (536) with 7 in shared and 9 in fractional ownership. 18% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Gulfstream G550 aircraft (62%), followed by Asia (21%), and Europe (11%).



Two Rolls-Royce BR 710-C4-11 engines power the Gulfstream G550 each offering 15,385 lbs of thrust and using a combined 377 gallons per hour (GPH).  The range of the G550 is 6,708 nm operating under NBAA IFR 8 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Gulfstream G550 is 1,812 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 16 passengers and 4 crew seats.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 488 kts 904 km/h
Long-range Speed: 459 kts 850 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 5,910 ft (1,801 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,240 ft (683 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 79.3
Flyover: 90.8
Approach: 90.2


A. Maximum ramp weight: 91,400 lb (41,458 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 91,000 lb (41,277 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 75,300 lb (34,156 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 54,500 lb (24,721 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 48,700 lb (22,090 kg)


Honeywell Primus Epic


Of the 552 Gulfstream G550 in operation, all 552 (100%) have ADS-B Out installed.


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