Gulfstream C-37 (V/G550)

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Product Type:

Long-Range Executive Passenger Jet

Using Service (US):

Air Force (USAF) and Navy

Program Status:

In production (C-37B/Gulfstream G550)

Prime Contractor:

Gulfstream Aerospace (General Dynamics)

About the C-37:





The C-37 is a long-range business jet used to provide airlift for senior U.S. government officials, including members of Congress and combatant commanders. The C-37B is the military variant of the Gulfstream (General Dynamics) G550 business jet, while the older C-37A configuration is based on the Gulfstream V. The aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710-C4 turbofan engines, each delivering 15,385 pounds of thrust.

C-37 features include enhanced weather radar, autopilot and a modern heads-up display for the pilot. Safety features include an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) providing increased visibility and situational awareness in all weather environments. The aircraft is also equipped with both commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure voice and data capability. The typical C-37B features an executive compartment with accommodations for six passengers as well as a staff compartment with room for eight people.

The designed service life of the C-37 is 40,000 hours. As of April 2014, The U.S. Air Force operates a fleet of 12 C-37A/Bs with an average of 30,000 hours remaining.



Armament/Weapons:

None.



Price/Cost:

The price of a Gulfstream C-37 (G550) VIP executive aircraft is $66.19 million (in 2011).



Mission/Role:

Airlift for senior U.S. government officials including members of Congress + combatant commanders.



FY 2017 DoD C-37 Program:

This data is available in Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast, which provides historic C-37 spending figures and quantities as well as a unique 10-Year Budget Forecast.



FY 2018 DoD C-37 Program:

This data is available in Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast, which provides historic C-37 spending figures and quantities as well as a unique 10-Year Budget Forecast.




Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Rolls-Royce plc, and Gulfstream.

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The Gulfstream C-37

Last Update: June 24, 2014.

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Specifications

Aircraft Specifications: C-37B Executive Jet (Gulfstream G550)

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Primary Function: Airlift for senior U.S. government officials
including members of Congress and combatant commanders
Contractor: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. (General Dynamics)
Power Plant: 2x Rolls-Royce BR710-C4 turbofan engines
Thrust: 15,385 pounds (each engine)
Wingspan: 93 ft 6 in (28.5 m)
Length: 96 ft 5 in (29.4 m)
Height: 25 ft 10 in (7.8 m)
Width: Fuselage: 7 ft 4 in (2.2 m)
Weight (Empty): 48,300 lb (21,909 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW): 91,000 lbs (41,278 kg)
Payload: 6,200 lbs (2,812 kg)
Capacity: 12-14 passengers (4-6 VIPs and 8 staff members)
Speed: Cruise: 488 kts/562 mph (904 km/h); Max: 521 kts/600 mph (966 km/h)
Range: 6,750 nm/7,768 miles (12,500 km)
Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)
Armament/Weapons: None
Crew: 2 pilots + flight attendants
Price/Unit Cost: $66.2 million (in FY 2011)
First Flight: G550: July 18, 2002
Deployed: 2004
Aircraft Inventory: USAF: 12x C-37A/B (as of April 2014)

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