Then-Gulfstream president Bill Boisture shocked a sombre and anxious convention of the National Business Aviation Association in 2002, an event that coincided with the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the USA.
It was a time of great uncertainty in the business jet market, yet Gulfstream boldly announced a dramatic shake-up.
A company that had been known until only a decade earlier as a strictly one-product business would field a family of seven aircraft, with its signature Roman-style product numbering surprisingly rebranded into a new series of three-digit categories.
Thus, the ultra-long-range (6,755nm/ 12,500km) GV-SP became the G550. The long-range (4,100nm) GIV-SP was renamed the G400. Two new aircraft with lesser performance filled in gaps around these products and were introduced as the (5,785nm-range) G500 and (3,565nm-range) G300. Continue reading about the evolution of the Gulfstream family of business jets…
Below enjoy our exclusive cutaway of Gulfstream’s in-production corporate aircraft. Click on the image for a larger version to look at the fine details.