11 August 2014

Classy Executive

While waiting for the departure of the Airbus 350 last week http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/xtra-wide-body.html I was delighted to get a photo of Roger Penske's Gulfstream 550 N1RP.

According to Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, the Gulfstream 550 is a variant of the Gulfstream V, officially named the Gulfstream V-SP, was released to the market in 2003. It has increased performance. Range is increased to 6,750 nautical miles (12,500 km), mostly due to reductions in aerodynamic drag. The Gulfstream 550 has the longest flight range in its class. Additionally, this aircraft has a "PlaneView" cockpit, which consists of 4 Honeywell DU-1310 EFIS screens, a Gulfstream-designed cursor control system, and an Enhanced Vision System (EVS). EVS is an infrared camera that displays an image of the view in front of the camera on a head up display. The system permits the aircraft to land in lower-visibility instrument meteorological conditions than a non-EVS-equipped aircraft. This aircraft may be distinguished from the legacy Gulfstream V by a seventh passenger window on both sides of the aircraft, and by the square outflow valve on the aircraft right side as compared to the circular one on the GV. 

Touchdown!!! Gulfstream 550 N1RP touches down at Auckland on 6 August 2014

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