The Gulfstream G150 is a business jet developed by Gulfstream Aerospace.
Gulfstream G 150 took the market place of the obsolete Gulfstream G100, which until 2001 was called Astra and was produced by the Israeli company IAI. The start of work on the project was officially announced in September 2002. The aircraft completed its first flight in May 2005, and in November an FAA type certificate was received.
In August 2006, the first production Gulfstream G150, the midsize business jet, began operations. This board is used by Gulfstream Aerospace as a demonstration aircraft.
The catalog price of the car is $ 13 million. Gulfstream representatives call the G150 the fastest and most spacious aircraft in their class, as its maximum speed is 0.85M, and the oval fuselage cross-section has increased free space above the heads of passengers.
When designing, engineers were able to maximize the use of the entire interior space. With relatively small dimensions, the aircraft provides passengers with extremely comfortable conditions. The passenger cabin can accommodate six to eight passengers, depending on the configuration of the cabin. The aircraft has a spacious cabin, allowing passengers to stand at full height and a fairly wide passage between the seats. At the end of the cabin, there is a toilet room and a luggage compartment. The well-equipped onboard kitchen has ample space for food and drinks. An additional luggage compartment is located in the rear of the aircraft. Passengers have a great choice of entertainment programs: CD and DVD players, electronic games, Airshow system.
According to Gulfstream executives, the company has already assembled a portfolio of orders sufficient to load production capacities a year in advance. Given the growing demand for midsize aircraft, Gulfstream expects significant sales growth. In 2005, around 120 G150 direct competitors were delivered to customers: Bombardier Learjet 60, Cessna Citation Sovereign, and Hawker 800XP / 850XP.
The aircraft has a wing structure that extinguishes turbulence. He can fly at an altitude of 13720 meters. New economical engines Honeywell TFE731-40AR-200G allows you to increase flight range up to 5467 kilometers. When flying with M = 0.85, this aircraft has the best performance in this class. At an economic speed of M = 0.75, it can easily fly 5,000 km with four passengers on board. The aircraft is offered in three layout options for the passenger cabin and is designed to carry from six to nine people.
The aircraft is equipped with modern avionics Collins Pro Line 21, which provides additional security. The Gulfstream G150 is an excellent example of a modern, high-tech business jet that meets the stringent requirements of international safety standards and competition in the business aviation market.
Under standard conditions, the G150 can take off with a maximum take-off weight, gain an altitude of 12,500 m for cruising, and then rise to an altitude of 13,500 m, which is much higher than the flight altitude of conventional commercial aircraft. And even with these features, the G150 boasts the lowest operating costs in its class.
- Type: Business Jet
- Power plant: two Honeywell TFE731-40AR-200G dual-circuit turbojet engines of 2 004 kgf each
- Maximum number of passengers: 9 people
- Practical ceiling: 13,715 m
- Flight range: 4,815 km
- Maximum take-off weight: 11.8 t
- Cruising speed: 850 km / h
- Wing span: 16.94 m
- Wing Area: 29.40 sq. m
- Length: 17.30 m
- Height: 5.82 m