Gulfstream G450: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce August 21, 2010 15:00

Gulfstream G450: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Sharing many similarities with its predecessor, the Gulfstream G350, the G450’s main selling point is its extended range at 4,350 miles when cruising at Mach 0.80.

For a fraction of the price of a G550, the G450 actually uses the same Gulfstream PlaneView cockpit as its upgrade, and features a similarly spacious – albeit slightly shorter – cabin, offering a full-service galley, lots of baggage space and the ability to seat 12 – 14 passengers comfortably.

The broker’s view

“Essentially a G550 with less range and a slightly smaller cabin, the G450 will fulfill the vast majority of missions assigned to today‚Äôs business aircraft. The Gulfstream G450 costs about 30% less than a G550, and represents one of the best values in long range business class aircraft. The powerful Rolls-Royce engines have little problem taking off at high altitudes, which makes the plane a perfect choice for runway environments such as Aspen, Colorado. Many owners configure their aircraft with a forward galley for more privacy in flight.”
Rene Banglesdorf, CEO, Charlie Bravo Aviation


Hard facts

Range: 5,009 miles/8,056 kms/4,350 nautical miles
Typical passengers: 14 – 19
Typical crew:
3

Cabin space: 1,525 ft3 / 43.2 m3
Maximum speed: 581 mph/935 kmph/mach 0.88
Recommended cruise: 528 mph/850 kmph/mach 0.80
Competitor aircraft: Challenger 605, Falcon 2000DX, Falcon 2000LX EASy, Legacy 600, Gulfstream G350
How much does a new G450 cost? $33m
Hourly operating cost:
$7,000
First delivery: 2005
World fleet:
210 (May 2011)
Fractional operators include: N/A
Aircraft manufacturer: Gulfstream
Engine manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Engine type (number):
Tay MK 611-8C (2)


 

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce August 21, 2010 15:00

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