Gulfstream G-IV (G-400) Overview
The Gulfstream G-400 or G-IV is the next development after Gulfstream’s G-III. It is longer by about four feet, and can accommodate 12 to 14 passengers comfortably. Easily one of the most recognizable names in the history of private jets, the G-IV is still a force in the charter market nearly 40yrs after the first one rolled off the assembly line.
Gulfstream G-IV (G-400) Interior
The G-IV’s cabin is typically divided into three sections so that travelers may enjoy fully reclining club seating, a nap on the divan, a meal in the dining area, or participating in a conference at their whim. Seating in the stand-up cabin may be rearranged to hold as many as 18 passengers.
The G-IV also offers a DVD entertainment system, a large, fully-equipped galley, and a full-width lavatory, which may even include a shower in some aircraft. A total of 169 cubic feet of available baggage area is accessible during flight. Most models are now outfitted with WiFi, and all come standard with a cabin attendant and standard catering options.
Gulfstream G-IV (G-400) Performance
The G-IV has an intercontinental range, facilitated by two Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8 engines. These upgraded engines give the aircraft improved fuel efficiency and lower noise levels than its predecessor. The G400 also has a higher maximum takeoff weight and better performance on hot days or at high altitude airfields. The cockpit utilizes a Honeywell SPZ-8000 avionics suite, or on some aircraft, may have been upgraded to the SPZ 8400 avionics package.