The Gulfstream G550 is a large cabin private jet designed and manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace.
The cabin features Gulfstream’s signature oversize windows. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 91,000 pounds and a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet.
Although the Gulfstream G550 debuted in 2003, in December 2019, Gulfstream delivered its 600th of the type.
Ultra Long Range Cabin
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 18
6,360 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
226 cubic feet
Dedicated Jet Card:
A new Gulfstream G550 is listed at $62 million
Development of the G550 began in the 1990s, with the first flight on July 18, 2002. It was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in August 2003.
The cabin of the G550 is 43.11 feet long, 7.3 feet wide, and 6.2 feet high.
The G550 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710-C4-11 turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.87 and a range of up to 6,750 nautical miles (7,760 miles).
While the list price for a new G550 is $62 million, used aircraft are currently listed starting at $16 million.
Although the larger, faster and slightly longer-legged G650 has replaced the G550 as the manufacturer’s flagship in recent years, the earlier aircraft remains in production and popular. You can pick up a 10-year-old copy for about the same price you’d pay for a new super-midsize bizjet—or sometimes even less.
Business Jet Traveler
Awesome. That’s the word that kept running through my mind when I first stepped into the new Gulfstream 550 cockpit. The aviation industry has been talking about glass cockpits for more than 20 years, but Gulfstream has finally done it.
When it was debuted in 2003, it was the most capable airplane Gulfstream had ever produced. Gulfstream now sells more modern versions, but the G550, with its numerous variants, retains its appeal among clients from the corporate sector, governments, and even militaries.