Aircraft business jet

The standard galley, if chosen, comes with a microwave, oven, refrigerator and freezer, a sink with hot and cold water, food storage, and a trash compactor. Entertainment systems generally include two DVD players, two VCRS, three multi-disc CD players, and satellite TV. In other words, the sky is the limit when designing the interior of the BBJ.

The BBJ, despite its size and its maximum takeoff weight of 171,000 pounds, can take off from a sea level runway in 5,885 feet. At an altitude of 5,000 feet and a temperature of 77°F, the required runway distance increases to 9,645 feet. For comparison’s sake, the average takeoff distance of heavy private jets at sea level is 5,500 feet. The average MTOW of these private jets is 52,000 pounds, 30% of the BBJ’s MTOW.

It has already been mentioned that the BBJ is reliable and designed to practically last forever. But to further clarify this point, consider this: the 737s were intended to be flown 10-12 hours per day, every day of the year. This calculates out to between 12 and 14 cycles per day, or units designed to measure the wear and tear on an aircraft. The BBJ has a design life of 75,000 cycles. This number will probably increase to 112,500 hours after more flight hours have accumulated. Either way, this means that a BBJ could be flown 10 or 12 hours every single day and last 15 years (23 years, if the extended life cycle is approved).

Our rich history inspires us to relentlessly reinvent and refine every detail of every business aircraft. It’s just who we are.

Gulfstream’s passion for innovation was born with that first flight, but raw imagination has matured into a dedication for designing the most sophisticated, best-performing business aircraft in the world. Look at any aircraft in the Gulfstream fleet―from the flagship Gulfstream G650ER to the super-midsize Gulfstream G280 ―to understand how The World Standard™ in business aviation is not just a tagline, but an enduring business philosophy.

Gulfstream created a new class of travel with the flight of the first purpose-built business aircraft. Similar innovations span decades of aviation history.

Gulfstream was the first civilian aircraft manufacturer to develop an enhanced vision system. The infrared-assisted vision system changed the way pilots fly at night and in obscured-vision situations. Gulfstream advancements also brought a synthetic vision terrain mapping system, the first in-flight high-speed Internet access and an in-flight computerized monitoring system that notifies technicians when service is due.