The G150 is one of the fastest and most cost-effective mid-light business aircraft that is capable of flying non-stop between most coastal cities in the U.S. Assuming an ideal NBAA profile, it can fly four passengers 2,988 nm at its long-range cruise speed. It offers slightly better range performance compared to the slightly cramped G100 from which it is derived. In addition, its cabin is 12 inches wider than its predecessor and its wide-oval cross-section actually makes available more usable head and shoulder room than some larger midsize jets having circular fuselages.
Passengers say that the interiors are top notch and sound levels are among the lowest in the mid-light class.
Most missions can be flown at Mach 0.80 because of the aircraft’s 2,400-nm range at that speed. The G150, indeed, sips fuel at about the same rate as the much smaller Learjet 45XR, if flown at long-range cruise. Few midsize aircraft can depart such short runways and cruise so fast and so far on so little fuel.
The G150 offers an attractive blend of cabin comfort, runway performance and operating efficiency. Gulfstream’s financial strength, top notch product support and commitment to reliability improvements bode well for the G150’s long life in the business aircraft fleet.