Founded in 1958, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, is one of the most recognized manufacturers of business jets. For decades, Gulfstream has been considered as one of the most innovative leaders in private jet design and manufacturing.
Below, we take a look at some of the highlights of Gulfstream’s history and a few of the newest and most popular models our clients choose for their private charter needs.
Gulfstream: Delivering decades of innovative business jet design
Gulfstream’s roots began in the 1950s when Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co., a company that engineered military aircraft, developed a jet for business travelers called the Grumman Gulfstream I (G-I) that could accommodate up to 12 passengers with a maximum speed of 350 mph and a range of 2,200 miles.
The success of this jet led to the next-generation aircraft and the first jet-powered Gulfstream business jet, the GII. In the 1980s, Gulfstream prioritized the development of the Gulfstream fleet with the delivery of approximately 40 Gulfstream GIIB aircraft in 1981.
The company’s name was changed to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation before its acquisition by Chrysler Corp. Soon after, Gulfstream made its debut at number 417 on the Fortune 500 list. In 1989, Paulson teamed up with a private equity firm and bought the company back from Chrysler.
Over the next decade, the company flourished under Paulson’s leadership. In 1997, Gulfstream delivered the GV, the industry’s first ultra-long-range business jet with a nonstop range of up to 6,750 nautical miles.
Gulfstream was acquired by General Dynamics in the late 1990s and continued introducing innovative aircraft to the market. The company also made strategic acquisitions, including four U.S. maintenance facilities in Dallas, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and West Palm Beach. These service locations, along with a company-owned facility in Massachusetts, led the maintenance and repair of business jets, including Gulfstream aircraft.
Today, the family of Gulfstream jets seamlessly connects cities around the globe, allowing passengers to travel faster, farther, and safer than ever before. Below is a brief look at some of the most popular Gulfstream jets for domestic and international private charters.
Gulfstream’s Heavy Jet Options
Gulfstream’s heavy jets elevate the private flying experience with seamless long-range performance and enhanced passenger comfort. Heavy jets can be configured with accommodations for up to 19 passengers with separate zones to help maximize privacy and comfort. Heavy jets accommodate nonstop long-range charter flights, including transcontinental city routes. Amenities include a full galley, dining area, meeting spaces, flight attendant service and an intuitive cabin management system. Below are Gulfstream heavy jets that will elevate your next private charter experience.
Gulfstream’s ultra-long-range G800 transports private charter passengers nonstop at nearly the speed of sound and seamlessly connects continents with a range of up to 8,000 nautical miles. The comfortable, spacious cabin is perfectly suited for extended flights with up to four living areas.
The Gulfstream G700 accommodates up to five passengers in an executive configuration. The G700 has a maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles and up to five living areas for privacy and relaxation. With a top speed of Mach 0.925, the G700 is one of the fastest private jets available.
The Gulfstream G600’s award-winning interior design includes up to four living areas designed to be the quietest in the industry. Inside the cabin, passengers can stay refreshed with 100 percent fresh air circulation and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry. The G600 easily connects cities with a nonstop range of 6,600 nautical miles and a maximum speed of Mach 0.925.
Gulfstream’s G650 and G650ER are sister aircraft that offer private jet passengers a spacious cabin with up to four inviting living areas for productive work, relaxation, and dining. Gulfstream’s incorporation of their signature oval windows not only improves the view, but it also allows natural light to illuminate the cabin, enhancing the interior design and private flying experience.
The Gulfstream G550 is an award-winning business jet that seats up to 19 passengers. The G550 has an impressive range of up to 6,750 nautical miles and a cruise speed of up to 562 mph. With a low cabin altitude, passengers arrive at their destination refreshed.
The Gulfstream G500 represents Gulfstream’s dedication to incorporating the latest technology and a passion for the perfection of an elegant, sophisticated cabin. The jet’s nonstop range of 5,300 nautical miles and up to three living areas are just a few of the reasons why our clients select the G500 for their private charter needs.
Gulfstream’s award-winning G450 typically seats up to fourteen passengers in up to three cabin zones. This business jet can accommodate private nonstop charter flights with a maximum range of up to 4,350 nautical miles.
The Gulfstream G400 design is based on Gulfstream’s G400 (G-IV). This business jet seats up to sixteen passengers in comfort. Separate living spaces offer privacy and comfort to conduct business or relax with family and friends.
The Gulfstream III (G3) is selected by business and sports groups because it delivers value in the Heavy jet class. The jet typically seats up to 12 passengers but can be configured for up to 19 passengers. This jet is ideal for short-range or cross-continental nonstop flights of up to 4,200 miles.
Seated in Gulfstream’s roomy G300, passengers can sit back, relax and take in the view from above, where the operating ceiling of the high-performing G300 is up to 45,000 feet. Inside the cabin, the interior is enhanced with natural light from large panoramic windows.
Gulfstream’s Super Midsize and Midsize Jet Options
Super Midsize and Midsize jets provide convenient access to smaller regional airport runways inaccessible to large commercial aircraft. These agile Gulfstream business jets can fly out of airports closer to our clients’ destinations, greatly reducing commute time. These jets include a wide range of amenities, including a luxurious cabin, flat floors, and an intuitive cabin management system to stay connected to what matters most.
Gulfstream’s G280 is popular with private jet charter clients with its impressive short-field takeoff capability. This jet connects cities with a nonstop range of 3,600 nautical miles. Inside the cabin, passengers enjoy up to two living areas.
The Gulfstream G150 seats up to eight passengers. The G150’s impressive range of up to 2,950 nautical miles and speed of up to Mach 0.88, makes it one of the top performers in the Midsize class.
In summary, Gulfstream jets are some of the most requested jets for on-demand private charters. Mercury Jets has access to the widest selection of Gulfstream jets available for private charters on the market. If you need to travel tomorrow or next month, our experienced private charter coordinators can help you choose the Gulfstream jet best suited for your trip.
By offering white-glove concierge service, we ensure our clients have access to the best available jet options to suit their travel requirements. We also provide an option for concierge services to and from the airport in each city so you can have more time for memorable experiences with family and friends.
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