If you haven’t already ordered a Gulfstream G450 ($43.15 million), it’s too late to acquire a new one. Gulfstream announced in October that it is discontinuing the large-class aircraft, which entered service in 2005, and replacing it with the G500. Gulfstream expects to begin deliveries of the G500 in 2018. It has already received an order for the final G450 and expects to deliver that aircraft to the buyer early next year.
In total, Gulfstream has produced more than 870 examples of the G450 and the models from which it derived: the GIV and GIV-SP. Gulfstream says it will continue to support and service these models. “The G450 has been a long-standing flagship of this category and one of the most highly accepted aircraft in the market,” says Rohde.
The G450 has a range of 5,000 miles, enabling it to fly nonstop from Teterboro, N.J., to Moscow. It has a cruising speed of 528 mph and can reach its cruising altitude of 41,000 feet in just 23 minutes. At altitudes as high as 26,700 feet, the cabin maintains the feel of sea-level pressurization. Oversize windows and a constant supply of fresh air add to passengers’ comfort. The cabin is 40 feet 4 inches long and can be configured to seat as many as 16 passengers or as few as eight. With the eight-passenger layout, you can have a forward club seating area, a work area, and an aft stateroom.