2025 – Future
- Deliveries of the Gulfstream G400 are due to begin in 2025.
- Capable of cruising at Mach 0.88, with a top speed of Mach 0.90.
- The interior can be configured for up to 2.5 living areas, with options such as a 3-seat divan and two lavatories.
- In its optimum configuration, the G400 can seat up to 12 passengers and sleep up to 5.
- The cockpit of the G400 is equipped with Gulfstream’s award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck.
Overview & History
The Gulfstream G400 is one of the latest new aircraft to be announced by Gulfstream. The aircraft is targeted as the enter-level large cabin business jet.
Gulfstream announced the aircraft on October 4th, 2021, with deliveries due to begin in 2025. The G400 is based on the G500 fuselage, with it being slightly shortened. This is best illustrated by the 2.5 available zones, compared with the 3 zones of the G500.
It is important to note that around 20 years ago there was a Gulfstream model under the same name – the G400. This aircraft was designed to fit within a similar segment as the upcoming G400 aircraft.
The aircraft is capable of cruising non-stop for over 4,000 nautical miles. This, therefore, makes the aircraft capable of flying non-stop across the United States. Additionally, the aircraft is able to connect North America to Europe, Europe to Asia, and Asia to Australia.
Gulfstream G400 Performance
The upcoming G400 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW812GA engines. Each engine is capable of outputting 13,496 lbs of trusts, resulting in a combined thrust output of 26,992 lbs.
As a result, the G400 has a top speed of Mach 0.90. This translates to a high-speed cruise figure of Mach 0.88. When looking to extend the aircraft’s range as much as possible, the optimum cruise speed comes in a Mach 0.85.
The maximum range of the new G400 comes in at 4,200 nautical miles. This is the NBAA IFR theoretical range when cruising at Mach 0.85. Additionally, this figure assumes 8 passengers, 3 crew, and NBAA IFR reserves.
Naturally, there are a variety of factors that will influence the real-world range of any aircraft, such as speed, weather, weight, and more.
Gulfstream G400 Interior
Gulfstream has outfitted the latest G400 with one of the most modern business jet interiors available. The aircraft features up to 2.5 distinct living areas, 100% fresh air replenished every 2 minutes, and a low cabin altitude.
In its optimum configuration, the G400 can accommodate up to 12 passengers, with space for 5 to sleep. Throughout the cabin, there are 10 classic Gulfstream oval windows.
These windows help to flood the cabin with natural light and offer breathtaking views of the world below.
In its 12-passenger seating configuration, the G400 features a conference suite at the aft of the cabin, along with club seating at the front.
Alternatively, the cabin can be configured to have a 3-seat divan and an additional lavatory at the front of the cabin. However, these changes will decrease the number of passengers that it can seat and sleep.
Upfront, the new G400 is equipped with Gulfstream’s award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck. According to Gulfstream, this has revolutionized the way that pilots operate.
As a result, safety and efficiency are both improved.
The aircraft features active control sidesticks. The result of this is an increase in non-verbal communication between pilots through tactile cues.
In an effort to reduce pilot workload and flight start-up time, the Gulfstream G400 makes extensive use of touch-screen displays, along with Phase-of-Flight intelligence.
Moreover, the award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System helps to increase pilots’ situational awareness on approach thanks to real-time data. This data is continuously updated, allowing the pilots to make any necessary micro-adjustments to help prevent runway overruns.
Gulfstream G400 Charter Cost
At this time, it is not possible to provide the charter cost for the upcoming Gulfstream G400. This is due to the fact that deliveries are yet to start.
Therefore, it is hard to predict the estimated charter cost, along with knowing the fleet figures for charter aircraft.
The current purchase price for the upcoming Gulfstream G400 is $35 million. However, this is the basic list price. Therefore, depending on configuration and options, the final price of the aircraft will likely be higher.
Again, given that the G400 is yet to go into production, there are no pre-owned examples available. Therefore, it is hard to predict the future pre-owned cost of this aircraft.
However, generally speaking, Gulfstream aircraft tend to hold their value slightly better than other aircraft. As a result, it is a safe prediction that the upcoming G400 will hold its value well with minimal depreciation.
|Range: 4,200 nm||Number of Passengers: 12||Baggage Capacity: 175 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 516 knots||Cabin Pressure: N/A PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 69,850 lbs|
|Ceiling: 51,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: N/A feet||Max Landing Weight: N/A lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 5,000 feet||Production Start: 2025|
|Landing Distance: 3,100 feet||Production End: Future|
|Exterior Length: 86.3 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada|
|Exterior Height: 25.3 feet||Engine Model: PW812GA|
|Wingspan: 86.3 feet||Fuel Burn: N/A Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 42.4 feet|
|Interior Width: 7.6 feet|
|Interior Height: 6.2 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 49%|