Gulfstream IV S/N 1188The History behind this Exclusive Jet
The Gulfstream IV (or G-IV GIV) and derivatives are a family of twinge aircraft, mainly for private or business use. They were designed and built by Gulfstream Aerospace, a General Dynamics company based in Savannah, Georgia, from 1985 until 2018. Aircraft power is provided by two Rolls-Royce RB.183 Tay turbofans.
Upon delivery of the last G450, over 900 GIV/GIV-SP/G450 units had been produced. The last G450 was delivered on 19 January 2018 after 365 deliveries over 12 years, ending a 30-year production run
The Gulfstream IV became the first business jet to have an entire glass cockpit The first GIV made its maiden flight on September 19, 1985. The model received type certification from the FAA on April 22, 1987. The G-IV entered into service with serial number 1000 in 1987 and was upgraded to the special purpose GIV-SP version at serial number 1214 in 1993. It was later redesignated G400 at serial number 1500
Comfort & Size
Gulfstream, in collaboration with Grumman began work on the Gulfstream IV in March 1983 as a re-engined, stretched fuselage derivative of the Gulfstream III A decision to redesign the wing structure for weight reduction presented an opportunity for an aerodynamic redesign of the wing to reduce cruise drag and increase range. Wing contour modifications had to be restricted to the forward 65% of wing chord so that no redesign of the control surfaces would be necessary. Modification of the inboard wing would have entailed a redesign of the fuselage floor structure, consequently this region of the wing was not modified. Outboard wing modifications were aimed at reducing the peak subcritical pressure coefficient and moving it aft in an effort to reduce shock strength and increase shock sweep. The Gulfstream IV wing has a weaker, more swept outboard shock resulting in a lower cruise drag. Other benefits arising from this design are a lower root bending moment due to the more inboard center of pressure, a lower stall speed due to washout and a larger fuel volume due to increased chord. These aerodynamic improvements result in an increase in range of over 300 nautical miles
The cabin measures 45.1 feet long by 7.3 feet wide by 6.1 feet tall giving it a total cabin volume of 1513 cubic feet making it comfortable for 12 passengers, with the maximum configuration seating 19. The baggage compartment can hold up to 24.1 bags assuming your average piece of luggage is less than 5 cubic feet. The Gulfstream IV has a maximum range (not including headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 4847 miles and a maximum speed of 552 mph
Gulfstream IV S/N 1188N66JJ
Gulfstream developed the long-range Gulfstream GIV as a re-engined (Tay 611-8), stretched fuselage derivative of the GIII offering higher MTOW and fuel efficiency and lower noise output. The cabin boasts extra length and is typically configured for 13. Wing modifications reduced cruise drag and helped stretch maximum range to 4,200nm.