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Gulfstream GIV

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Overview

The Gulfstream IV, introduced in 1985, is an improved, larger, longer range and advanced development of the earlier II and III.

Design work began on the 14 passenger intercontinental heavy jet in early 1983, with the first of four production prototypes making the type's first flight on 19 September, 1985. FAA certification was awarded on 22 April, 1987 and it entered service that year with serial number 1000.

The GIV was the first jet to use winglets as standard equipment and can be operated in and out of small airports. It is also the first business jet to have an entire glass cockpit.

Despite their higher thrust, its Stage 3 compliant Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 turbofan engines brought significant fuel burn and noise emission improvements over the Spey engines of the II and III. It’s stretched fuselage boasted an aerodynamically and structurally improved wing, 30 per cent fewer parts, greater fuel capacity and range and an increased span tailplane.

The improved Gulfstream IV-SP replaced the IV from September 1992; special performance meant higher payload and landing weights and improved payload range performance. The first s/n was 1214, and at 1500 it was redesignated G400.

In June 1987, a GIV flew west over 36,800km around the world in 45hr 25min, setting 22 class world records. Another flew east in February 1988 setting 11 class world records. A IV-SP set new world speed and distance records on a routine business flight from Tokyo to Alberquerque in the US in March 1993.

Production ceased in 1992.

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News from Business Air News
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April 11, 2022Customer installations take off on SD's Plane Simple antenna system
April 4, 2022Stevens and Alto pair up on G-IVSP CMS/IFE retrofit
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November 12, 2021Pro Star teams with Alto to replace Gulfstream CMS
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November 5, 2021Duncan to modify Avance L5 STCs to include Gogo 5G
September 17, 2021Duncan stacks up the STCs for ACA installation
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December 9, 2020AMAC continues to work on a broad spectrum of jets
December 7, 2020Jet Aviation demonstrates ‘breadth and scope’ with Falcon 4C
November 8, 2020Duncan drives home DART deal and Gogo for Gulfstream
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August 24, 2020Journey adds to Gulfstream roster with sleek G-IVSP
July 20, 2020Luxaviation to meet demand in Europe with fresh additions
July 12, 2020TAG takes delivery of high spec trio
June 22, 2020Handful of smart jets join Clay Lacy
June 7, 2020Gogo works with Duncan to offer L3 installations
June 7, 2020flyExclusive takes floating fleet international
June 2, 2020Trimec adds GIV and GIV-SP to maintenance offering
May 17, 2020EAP defers minimum hour requirement to help operators
April 21, 2020Social-distancing Duncan works with Gulfstream client
March 12, 2020flyExclusive acquires Gulfstream fleet of Sky Night
February 23, 2020Duncan Aviation completes Avance L5 STCs
December 16, 2019Gulfstream arrival bears the mark of Bello’s remarkable journey
December 1, 2019CAAP caps strong year for ExecuJet in Malaysia
November 23, 2019Charter-ready GIV to shine for Silver Air
October 22, 2019EAP casts engine support net wider
June 1, 2019Refurbishment firsts boost Jet Aviation at Basel
April 30, 2019Milestone flight hours achieved by RR engine
January 21, 2019MemberJets discovers Prime suspect to operate NYC-Florida flights
January 15, 2019JetReady ready for long range work with GIV-SP
December 11, 2018FliteStream satcoms certified for Gulfstream GIV-SP
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April 17, 2013Long-range arrivals swell Bookajet managed fleet
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