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Gulfstream GIV-SP

1992 – 2002

Key Facts

  • The Gulfstream GIVSP is a large jet manufactured by Gulfstream between 1992 and 2002.
  • The Gulfstream GIVSP is powered by two Rolls-Royce TAY 611-8 engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 415 Gallons per Hour.
  • Capable of cruising at up to 500 knots, the Gulfstream GIVSP can fly non-stop for up to 3882 nautical miles.
  • The aircraft can carry up to 16 passengers.
  • The Gulfstream GIVSP has an estimated hourly charter price of $8500, with a new list price of $33 million at the time of manufacture.

Overview & History

The Gulfstream GIV and GIV-SP is a significantly improved, larger, longer-range, and advanced development of the earlier GII and GIII.

The most significant improvement with the GIV and GIV-SP over the earlier Gulfstream models is the Rolls-Royce Tay engines, which bring significant fuel burn and noise emission improvements despite their higher thrust output than the GII and GIII Spey engines.

As of January 2014, the Gulfstream GIV-SP market is comprised of 100% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 10.8% with 88% under an exclusive broker agreement and the average days on the market are 376 days.

The improved Gulfstream GIV-SP (SP representing Special Performance), with higher payload and landing weights and improved payload range performance, replaced the GIV from September 1992, (there is, however, an ASC190 that allows an owner/operator to upgrade a GIV to a GIV-SP). Production on the Gulfstream GIV-SP started in 1992 and ended in 2002.

Gulfstream GIV-SP Performance

The GIV-SP utilizes powerful Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8 engines, which have proven to be so reliable and effective that Gulfstream later used them in other business jets such as the G300 and G400 models.

These new engines provide an impressive 13,850 pounds of thrust each, giving the GIV-SP the power needed for its impressive intercontinental range of 4,109 nautical miles.

The engines are also quieter and more fuel-efficient compared to previous models. Supplementing its admirable performance characteristics. It has a maximum speed of 479 knots.

Gulfstream GIV-SP Interior

Beyond performance capabilities, one of the primary reasons travelers frequently choose Gulfstream products is the attention to detail showcased in their stylish and luxurious interiors.

With extremely generous cabin dimensions of 45’1″ length, 7’4″ width, and 6’1″ height, the GIV provides excellent freedom of movement as well as plenty of head and shoulder room.

Its interior cabin feels spacious and accommodating, featuring retractable worktables, adjustable leather seats with armrests, and a plethora of other amenities.

Included among the standard amenities are a full-sized private lavatory, large galley, and even a shower.

Luxurious club seating comfortably accommodates up to nineteen passengers.

Additionally, an abundance of windows provides comfortable natural lighting during daytime flights while there is also no shortage of cabin lighting for flying at night.

In short, the GIV-SP is one of the most luxurious midsize business jets available and is designed to live up to the highest of standards.


GIV also has advanced avionics. Its Honeywell SPZ-8000 avionics suite provides multiple flight systems to assist the pilot.

All of the pertinent flight systems are consolidated into an intuitive display interface, which allows the operator to control the aircraft while also reducing unnecessary workload.

With these state-of-the-art implementations coming standard on the GIV-SP, the model is an optimal midsize solution for travelers who want to fly from continent to continent in a luxurious, reliable, and powerful modern aircraft from one of the most trusted manufacturers in the world.

Gulfstream GIV-SP Charter Cost

The cost to charter this jet starts at around $7,000 an hour.

Hourly charter rates do not include all taxes, fuel, and other fees.

Charter costs will vary based on year of make/model, schedule, routing, passenger & baggage totals, and other factors.

Purchase Price

The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $33 million.

The price of a jet depends on the production year; it can also go above the given range if the production is new.

It will cost buyers around $1.8 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.

The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $12 million.






Range: 3,882 nmNumber of Passengers: 16Baggage Capacity: 169 Cubic Feet
Cruise Speed: 500 knotsCabin Pressure: 9.5 PSIMax Take-Off Weight: 74,600 lbs
Ceiling: 45,000 feetCabin Altitude: 6,400 feetMax Landing Weight: 66,000 lbs
Take-Off Distance: 5,250 feetProduction Start: 1992
Landing Distance: 2,680 feetProduction End: 2002




Exterior Length: 88.3 feetEngine Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Exterior Height: 24.4 feetEngine Model: TAY 611-8
Wingspan: 77.8 feetFuel Burn: 415 Gallons per Hour
Interior Length: 45.1 feet
Interior Width: 7.4 feet
Interior Height: 6.2 feet
Interior/Exterior Ratio: 51%


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