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GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Gulfstream 3

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GLF3
Aircraft
Name Gulfstream 3
Manufacturer GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (winglets)
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Gulfstream SRA-1
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE C-20A Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE C-20B Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE C-20C Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE C-20D Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE C-20E Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G-1159A Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G-1159A Gulfstream SRA-1
GULFSTREAM AMERICAN Gulfstream SMA-3
GULFSTREAM AMERICAN Gulfstream 3
GULFSTREAM AMERICAN G-1159A Gulfstream SMA-3
GULFSTREAM AMERICAN G-1159A Gulfstream 3


GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Gulfstream 3

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Gulfstream 3 GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Gulfstream 3 3D

Description

Long range corporate jet. In service since 1980. Improved development of G-1159 Gulfstream 2 with a revised wing, larger wing span, stretched fuselage and winglets. Production changed to G-1159C Gulfstream 4 in 1986. Mil. types: C-20A to E.

Technical Data

Wing span 23.7 m77.756 ft
Length 25.3 m83.005 ft
Height 7.4 m24.278 ft
Powerplant 2 x 50.7 kN R-R Spey Mk 511-8 turbofans.
Engine model Rolls-Royce Spey

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 145 kts IAS 175 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.75 TAS 450 kts MACH 0.75 IAS 300 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 135 kts
Distance 1550 m ROC 4000 ft/min ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min MACH 0.81 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 2500 ft/min MCS 180 kts Distance 975 m
MTOW 3260032,600 kg
32.6 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 41004,100 nm
7,593,200 m
7,593.2 km
24,912,073.509 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving GLF3

  • GLF3, Biggin Hill UK, 2014 (On 24 November 2014, the crew of a privately-operated Gulfstream III carrying five passengers inadvertently commenced take off at night in poor visibility when aligned with the runway edge instead of the runway centreline. When the aircraft partially exited the paved surface, the take-off was rejected but not before the aircraft had sustained substantial damage which put it beyond economic repair. The Investigation found that chart and AIP information on the taxiway/runway transition made when lining up was conducive to error and that environmental cues, indicating the aircraft was in the wrong place to begin take-off, were weak.)