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The Gulfstream V
) is a business jet
aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace
. It is also used by the US military under the designation C-37A
. The G500 and G550
are improved versions which are currently in production. The Gulfstream G550 was formerly known as the Gulfstream V SP (G-V SP).
Design and development
The Gulfstream V (also called the G-V) first flew in 1995, was certified in 1997, and was one of the first "ultra-long range" (~) business aircraft. Capable of carrying up to 16 people in standard seating configurations, and able to fly up to , the GV became the longest range business jet ever made (at the time of its introduction). Total production of the Gulfstream V was 191 aircraft.
in U.S. Air Force
service, the Gulfstream V fulfills missions for government and Defense Department
officials. The US Coast Guard operates one C-37A for transportation of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary and the Commandant of the Coast Guard. The US Navy operates one C-37A.
The aircraft has a flight management system with a worldwide satellite-based Global Positioning System
. The C-37A is capable of cruising at .... Read More