Gulfstream
G500
Gulfstream V

Photo: Robert Deering 3/30/2010
Henderson Executive Airport
Henderson, Nevada
The Gulfstream G500 and G550 are business jet aircraft produced by General Dynamics' Gulfstream Aerospace unit, located in Savannah, Georgia, USA. They are variants of the Gulfstream V. There are nine G500s, and 198 G550s in active service as of January 2009.

The G500, a variant of the G550, was certified by the FAA in 2003.  It was introduced into service in 2004. As a shorter range version of the G550, it has the same exterior appearance, as well as the PlaneView cockpit, but does not have the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) as standard equipment, although it is available as an option. It has a lower fuel capacity than the G550 for a range up to 5,800 nautical miles (10,700 km). The G500 was designed for an emerging market of customers who require the reliability of the G550, but neither the range nor the level of interior customization.

General characteristics (G500)
  • Crew: 2 pilots, 0–2 attendants
  • Capacity: 14–19 passengers
  • Length: 96 ft 5 in (29.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 93 ft 6 in (28.5 m)
  • Height: 25 ft 10 in (7.9 m)
  • Empty weight: 48,000 lb (21,800 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 54,500 lb (24,700 kg)
  • Useful load: 6,500 lb (2,950 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 85,100 lb (38,600 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan, 15,385 lbf (68.44 kN) each
  • Maximum Ramp Weight: 85,500 lb (38,800 kg)
  • Maximum landing weight: 75,300 lb (34,200 kg)
  • Maximum fuel weight: 35,200 lb (16,000 kg)
  • Cabin dimensions: volume: 1,669 ft (47.3 m), height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), width: 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
  • Baggage compartment volume: 226 ft (6.4 m)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 0.885 Mach (585 mph, 941 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 488 knots (562 mph, 0.85 Mach, 904 km/h)
  • Range: 5,800 nmi (6,648 mi, 10,700 km)
  • Service ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,500 m)
  • Takeoff distance: 5,150 ft (1,570 m)
  • Landing distance: 2,770 ft (880 m)

Source: Wikipedia