The Gulfstream G150 is a midsize business jet designed and manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace.
The G150 was developed from the Astra SPX, which was a product of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) before Gulfstream acquired the design and production rights.
Its maximum takeoff weight is 26,100 pounds (11,840 kilograms), and it has a service ceiling of 45,000 feet (13,716 meters).
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 7
2,760 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
25 cubic feet
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A new Gulfstream G150 is listed at $15 million
The Gulfstream G150 was designed as a replacement for the Gulfstream G100 (originally known as the IAI Astra SPX). Development of the G150 began in 2002, with the first prototype making its maiden flight on May 17, 2005. It was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in August 2006. Production of the G150 ceased in 2017 after the delivery of 119 units.
The cabin of the G150 is 17.8 feet long, 5.9 feet wide, and 5.8 feet tall. The cabin can be configured to seat up to eight passengers, but a typical configuration accommodates between six-to-seven passengers.
The Gulfstream G150 has a range of up to 2,950 nautical miles (3,392 miles) and a maximum cruise speed of 472 knots (544 mph). Two Honeywell TFE731-40AR turbofan engines power it.
The Gulfstream G150 was priced at $15 million when it was first introduced in 2005.
The G150 has the range to easily make it from New York to California, or the West Coast to Hawaii, against 85 percent probability headwinds with the air temperature aloft near ISA. A couple of its competitors can also make the trip nonstop under the same conditions, though at a significantly slower cruise speed.
Even though it has been around since 2005, the G150 in many ways still flies under the radar when it comes to midsize business jets. Nevertheless, it boasts a long list of attributes, including more versatility than lots of competing aircraft. The model offers an ovoid fuselage that yields generous head and shoulder room; a nice galley with running water and a microwave; top-of-the-line interior fit, finish and features.
Business Jet Traveler
When the G150 was first debuted, it was lauded as a cost-effective, fast mid-size business jet with extended legs that set it apart from the competition. According to the company, the aircraft has a dispatch dependability rating of 99.83 percent and is approved in more than 45 countries.