Best of the Best 2012: Business Aircraft: Midsize: Gulfstream G150

The high-performance Gulfstream G150 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com) burns 170 gallons of fuel per hour, making it the most fuel-efficient jet in this category, and the one with the lowest variable costs per hour. And yet it offers an exceptional range of nearly 3,000 miles with four passengers on board, as well as a cruising speed of about 495 mph. This $15.6 million jet comfortably seats eight passengers in a roomy cabin that is 17 feet 8 inches long and 5 feet 9 inches tall and wide. The capaciousness extends to the baggage areas, which provide a total of 80 cubic feet of storage space.

The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…