Gulfstream G550 Buyer’s Guide

Gulfstream G550 Buyer's Guide

Maximum Range
6975 nm
Maximum Payload
2500 lb
Seats (Executive)
18
Long Range Cruise
459 Ktas

Gulfstream G550 Buyer’s Guide

If you are shopping for an Ultra-Long-Range business jet to meet your travel needs, there’s a high possibility that the Gulfstream G550 features on your list of possible purchases…

As a variant of the original GV, Gulfstream's G550 delivers increased trans-oceanic range owing mostly to reductions in aerodynamic drag and the fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce BR710-C4-11 powerplants it utilizes.

Moreover, the highly modern Honeywell PlaneView cockpit with enhanced vision makes the flight deck one of the most modern in Business Aviation. For the cabin, the addition of a seventh passenger window on each side of the aircraft distinguishes the G550 from the GV allowing more light to flood into the airplane.

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The AvBuyer Opinion: This jet is hugely popular in the business jet market, partly owing to the fact that it delivers excellent performance on long-range trips, and also for full-cabin, short-runway operations.

Matt Harris

Flight Range

Gulfstream G550 has a full range of 6975 nm and a long-range cruise for 459 KTAS.

Gulfstream G550 specifications

Variable Cost
3,981.35
Cabin Width FT
7.30
Landing Dist FT
3667
Range NM
6975
Cabin Length FT
50.10
Engine Manufacturer
Rolls Royce
Range – Seats Full N.M.
6360
Cabin Volume CU FT
1812
Engine Model
BR 710-C4-11
MTOW LBS
91000
Baggage Vol.Ext CU FT
226
Engines
2
B.O.W W/Crew LBS
47900
Seats Executive
18
R.O.C All Engines FT PER MIN
3650
Payload - Full Fuel LBS
2500
Crew / Passengers
2
R.O.C 1 x Engine Out FT PER MIN
594
Normal Cruise Speed KTAS
488
Door Height FT
5.00
Useable Fuel LBS
41000
L/Range Cruise Speed KTAS
459
Door Width FT
3.00
Max. Cruise Speed KTAS
508
Cabin Height FT
6.20
Balanced Field Length FT
5963

Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker

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FAQ: Gulfstream G550

  • How many passengers can fly on a Gulfstream G550?

    13-14 passengers.

    A typical cabin configuration for 13 would include a crew rest area opposite the entrance, four seats in two-club formation at the front of the main cabin, club-four seating in the middle of the cabin, and a three-place divan located opposite two further seats to the aft. A crew of three are required for the G550, including two pilots and a cabin attendant.

  • How many Gulfstream G550 jets are in operation?

    561 G550 jets are currently in operation from the 581 jets which were originally produced by Gulfstream, according to JETNET, between 2002 and 2018. 

  • How do I find a Gulfstream G550 for sale?

    You can view the latest G550 jets for sale on AvBuyer, search for the world's best dealers via our Dealer Search page, and sign up for alerts for when new models are added.

    The right dealer can offer you a thorough understanding of the current used jet marketplace, including how the price of one G550 compares with similar jets for sale; locating aircraft that are not yet listed on the open market; and ultimately ensuring that you get the best value for money.

  • Can I charter a Gulfstream G550 jet and try before I buy?

    If you have never flown on a G550 before, charter one first to establish whether the model is the right fit for your mission needs. Test how far you can travel, how much baggage you can take, and how comfortable the aircraft is for a typical trip you plan to fly. 

  • Which is the best engine maintenance program for a Gulfstream G550?

    When it’s time to renew two choices are available to you: Powered by two BR 710-C4-11 engines, you could sign up to Rolls-Royce’s hourly CoroprateCare program. Or you could enroll your aircraft with a third-party hourly maintenance cost program provider such as JSSI.

    Buyers should shop for aircraft that are already enrolled with a program. It’s also essential to understand exactly what is covered under an existing program before purchasing your new jet.

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