Gulfstream G450 - The Best of Both Worlds
The Gulfstream G450 is descended from the legendary G-IV series aircraft, which still remains one of the best-selling business jets of all time. No less than 500 of these extremely popular and prestigious jets were produced and sold in the twenty years between 1982 and 2002. The Gulfstream G450 is a new and improved version of its overwhelmingly successful predecessor, which is no small feat considering the scope of its 20 year reign. Fortunately, the G450 lives up to the hype and delivers on its promises. The G450 is an aircraft focused on reliability and uncompromising performance. With impressive intercontinental range and high passenger capacity, the G450 can easily transport up to eight passengers from Dallas to Paris or Seattle to Tokyo at .80 Mach. For shorter trips where time management is a high priority, the G450 can reach operating speeds of up to .88 Mach. This diversity is representative of the model as a whole and there are very few missions it cannot handle with ease. The G450 is versatile, powerful, luxurious, and one of the best choices for an intercontinental business jet.
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Production started in 2005 and is still in production.
A comfortable 6'2” cabin height allows passengers much more standing room than most business jets, while a 7'3” width and 45'1” length provide freedom of movement and a spacious atmosphere. A full array of cabin features are available to ensure that intercontinental flights are comfortable and enjoyable. Entertainment features can include CD/DVD/VHS players connected to two large LCD screens and headphones at each seat integrated with the state-of-the-art cabin entertainment system. Contrastingly, for those who wish to maintain high levels of productivity in the air, available features include satellite phones, a fax machine, work tables, standard power supply, and LAN capabilities. These entertainment and productivity features in addition to lighting and temperature settings can be easily controlled from access panels located throughout the cabin. A full-featured galley is built into the G450, which includes a fully functional sink with hot and cold water, an oven, a microwave, a cooled storage area, and a coffee maker.
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Behind the power of the G450 are the dual Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8C engines, which have been proven time and time again both in the G450 and in other successful aircraft. Surprisingly, these engines consume a relatively low amount of fuel in relation to thrust power they provide. The G450's long range of 4,350 nautical miles and high cruising speeds can be attributed to state-of-the-art aerodynamic design and increased fuel capacity. Furthermore, part of the aircraft's structure utilizes Kevlar and graphite-epoxy composites to promote light-weight design. The cockpit is heavily outfitted with CRT-based navigational instruments allowing the pilot to have immediate access to pertinent flight systems including radar, FMS, and EICAS. Supplemented with an innovative Enhanced Vision System, the cockpit allows the pilot to have full awareness at all times even in situations with poor visibility. The Gulfstream G450 is a revolutionary improvement on an already legendary series of aircraft. It is a superb option for business travelers who prioritize speed, range, reliability, and comfort.
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