Re: Question re Long-haul aircraft

From: (Ken Hoyme)
Organization: Honeywell Technology Center
Date:         12 Apr 96 02:11:28 
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Here are the G-V specs.  If your max number is not in Nautical Miles, it
looks like this makes it.  6500nm is about 7150 miles, which meets your

It is the "Rolls-Royce" of biz-jets.

The G-V  is the latest in a line of Gulfstreams going back to the
turboprop Rolls-Royce Dart powered Grumman G-159 Gulfstream which first
flew in August 1958.  The newest member of the family took to the air for
the first time not long before Christmas, 1995.  As already mentioned,
this plane is a stretched, ultra-long-range development of the G-IV.  The
8' 2" fuselage stretch is not for the purpose of carrying more passengers
- the extra space is taken up with such things as a crew rest area and
shower facilities.  These amenities are required  to maintain a
comfortable environment for what could be a flight duration of over 14
hours - covering 6,500 nm in that time.

Apart from the extra length, the plane has a longer, redesigned wing and
new Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofans.  The cabin typically accomodates 8 with
every imaginable convenience - including a fully equipped computer
workstation with communications and fax facilities, a double bed and a
conference/dining area..  not to mention two galleys.

The only competition for the Gulfstream V is Canadairs Global Express
which has not yet flown.


Wing span: 93' 4", Length 96' 6", Height 24' 6".
Weights: Operating Empty 46,800 lbs. Max take off 89,000 lbs
Power: 2 x 14,680 lb. static thrust Rolls-Royce BR 710 turbofans.

Cruise speeds: Max 510 knots, Normal 459 knots (Mach 0.8) at 41,000 feet.
Range: Max with 4 crew and 8 passengers at normal cruise, with reserves -
6,500 nm.
Initial climb rate 4,188 fpm.


Ken Hoyme
Staff Scientist
Honeywell Technology Center
3660 Technology Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55418