Gulfstream GIV Charter Flights
Without fail, the Gulfstream GIV continues to be one of the most requested luxury private jets worldwide. In fact, it is one of the most desirable private aircraft, period.
Known simply as the “GIV”, this private jet is one of the most well-known and recognizable aircraft produced by US-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.
Charter jet clients enjoy its:
- Stand-up comfortable cabin
- Long-range capabilities
- Oversized captain chairs
The Gulfstream GIV, which enjoyed a production run of 16 years starting in 1985, can travel up to 4,300 nautical miles without stopping. What’s more impressive is that, with a full complement of 13 passengers, it can travel 3,800 nm nonstop at a cruise speed of 528 mph.
The most common routing in the United States for a GIV private jet charter is between New York and Los Angeles. It is also frequently used for transoceanic private jet charter flights to London and Paris.
To create it, Gulfstream took its popular GIII and stretched the fuselage by 4.5 feet. As a result, passengers have even more cabin space with which they can relax.
The Gulfstream GIV’s cabin, which measures in at 1,650 cubic feet, comes in handy for those traveling in large groups. While the standard configuration of the GIV is for 14 passengers, it has the capacity for a high-density, 19-passenger configuration as well.
Furthermore, the GIV private jet is popular among business executives because of its takeoff and landing performance. It needs just 5,800 feet of runway for takeoffs which, for a jet of its size, is remarkable.
And then there’s the speed factor. The impressive cruising speed of nearly 530 mph makes the Gulfstream GIV an attractive choice for even the most discerning private jet charter flyers.
The Gulfstream GIV is also small enough that it can access smaller airports that some of its class competitors can’t. When you combine that with its range, it opens up a tremendous number of flight planning options for those who need to travel far distances, and to remote locations.
The Gulfstream GIV Revolutionized Business Travel World-wide
When it first entered the market, the Gulfstream GIV revolutionized business aviation. It featured a pair of cutting-edge Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 turbofan engines that gave it intercontinental range at exceptional cruising speeds. Unsurprisingly, the GIV set new benchmarks for speed and range within its class soon after it entered the market.
Additionally, these power plants consume considerably less fuel and are much quieter than the Roll-Royce Spey engines on the Gulfstream GIII.
As far as interior features go, the GIV has everything you’d expect from a long-range private jet, including:
- Forward or rear galleys
- Forward crew lavatory
- Aft main lavatory
- 169-cubic foot baggage compartment
There’s even an option to configure the GIV to include a stateroom, with either one or two berthing divans. This is a useful option for corporate travellers who require separate areas, or for families who need to get a little rest en route to their destination.
This groundbreaking jet became the first in civil aviation to feature:
- All-glass digital cockpit
- Digital flight management computer
- Satellite communications
- Winglets as standard equipment
In 1992, Gulfstream updated the GIV with the GIV-SP (short for ‘Special Performance’). Most notably, it features:
- Higher payload
- Increased landing weights
- Better payload range performance
In total, Gulfstream sold more than 500 GIV and GIV-SPs during their production run.
Gulfstream GIV Charter Rates (Per hour)
- One-way $6,750 - $7,500
- Round-trip $5,800 - $6250