Gulfstream V (GV)

A hallmark in the world of business aviation

The Gulfstream V, commonly referred to as the GV, is a hallmark in the world of business aviation. Building upon the legacy of its predecessors, the GV represents a fusion of technological advancements and design improvements, setting a new standard for ultra-long-range business jets.

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Design Evolution

Based on G-IV:

The GV is an enhanced version of the Gulfstream IV, featuring a stretched fuselage, improved wing, and more powerful engines.

Performance and Specifications

First Flight:

Took to the skies for the first time on November 28, 1995.

First Deliveries:

Began on July 1, 1997.

Collier Trophy:

The GV was awarded the prestigious Collier Trophy in 1997 for the greatest achievement in American aeronautics or astronautics.

Innovative Features

New Wing Design:

Unlike the G-IV, which had a modified G-II wing, the GV sports a completely new wing designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics. This technology allows for extensive virtual testing, leading to a wing optimized for high-speed lift and reduced drag.

Fuel Efficiency:

The new wing design allows the GV to cruise faster while consuming less fuel.

Aesthetic Features

Painted Thrust Reversers:

One of the distinguishing features of the GV, adding to its overall aesthetic appeal.

Legacy and Variants

Influence on Siblings:

The GV’s technology has been incorporated into its successors, including the G-IV SP, which later evolved into the G-450.

Further Evolution:

The GV itself has spawned other advanced models like the G-500 and G-550, each borrowing elements from the GV’s groundbreaking design.


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