Gulfstream G150

TYPE: Business jet.

PROGRAMME: Announced on eve of NBAA Convention at Orlando, Florida, 8 September 2002. Deliveries to launch customer NetJets were scheduled to begin in second quarter of 2005, but by early 2003 programme amended to include May 2005 first flight, certification in Januarty 2006 and first deliveries in August 2006.

CUSTOMERS: Launch customer NetJets Inc ordered 50, plus 50 options, on 9 September 2002, for delivery between 2005 and 2010.

COSTS: US$14.5 million (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Wide-cabin version of G100; max internal dimensions increased by 31 cm (12 1/4 in) in width and 5 cm (2 in) in height. Uprated engines, increased weights, but same range and cruising speed. G200-style windscreen and cabin windows, latter reduced in number from six to five.
Differences from G100 summarised below:

POWERPLANT: Two 19.6 kN (4,400 lb st) Honeywell TFE731-40R turbofans.

ACCOMMODATION: Two pilots and between six and eight passengers in three choices of interior.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:
Wing span 16.94 m (55 ft 7 in)
Length overall 17.25 m (56 ft 71/4 in)
Height overall 5.54 m (18 ft 2 in)
DIMENSIONS, INTERNAL:
Cabin: Length 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in)
Max width 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Max height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Volume 13.17 m3 (465 cu ft)
Baggage volume:
main compartment 1.56 m3 (55 cu ft)
overhead bins 0.25 m3 (8.8 cu ft)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
Basic operating weight (including two pilots) 6,849 kg (15,100 lb)
Payload: max 1,089 kg (2,400 lb)
with max fuel 363 kg (800 lb)
Max fuel weight 4,581 kg (10,100 lb)
Max T-O weight 11,725 kg (25,850 lb)
Max landing weight 9,843 kg (21,700 lb)
Max zero-fuel weight 7,938 kg (17,500 lb)
Max power loading 300 kg/kN (2.94 lb/lb st)
PERFORMANCE:
Max operating Mach No. (Ммо) 0.85
Normal cruising speed 459 kt; (850 km/h; 528 mph)
Long-range cruising speed 430 kt (796 km/h; 495 mph)
FAR Pt 25 T-O balanced field length 1,777 m (5,830 ft)
FAR Pt 25 landing distance at MLW 1,052 m (3,450 ft)
 

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