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Jets - Gulfstream II #111

History of the Gulfstream II #111

Collectively the most successful members of the Gulfstream corporate aircraft family, the Gulfstream II and Gulfstream III are Spey powered developments of the original turboprop powered Gulfstream I.

The Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop powered Grumman Gulfstream I proved to be quite successful as a large long range corporate transport, while the availability of an faster and more powerful turbojet powered model, the Rolls-Royce Spey meant that a jet powered successor was a logical development. Grumman launched such an aircraft, named the Gulfstream II or G-II, in May 1965.

While based on the original Gulfstream I - the G-II shares the same forward fuselage and cross section - there are more differences than similarities. The most obvious difference is the two rear mounted Spey axial flow turbojet engines, others include a new swept wing and tail. A similar size fuselage to the G-I seats 10 in a typical executive configuration.

No prototype G-II was built, instead the first to fly was a production standard aircraft, which first flew on October 2 1966. Certification and first production deliveries occurred in October and December 1967 respectively.

The improved Gulfstream III followed Gulfstream American's purchase of Grumman's GA lines in 1978. The Gulfstream III first flew on December 2 1979. Changes compared with the G-II include a revised wing of greater span and area with drag reducing winglets, more fuel tankage and thus range, reprofiled nose and a 97cm (3ft 2in) fuselage stretch. Gulfstream IIBs are G-IIs retrofitted with the G-III's wing.

Production deliveries of G-IIIs began in late 1980 and continued until 1986 when production ceased in favor of the Gulfstream IV, a somewhat larger model with two new, quieter, more powerful and fuel efficient Rolls-Royce Tay turbofans.

Airframe

  • 13,641 Total Hours; Landings 8,550

Engines: Rolls-Royce Spey MK 511-8

  Left Right
Serial # 8885 8883
Time Since New 9,183 9,125
Cycles Since New 5,007 4,891
Time to OH 3,891 4,000
Time Since Mid 109 0
OH Due 10/2014 02/2015

APU

  • Garrett 36-6
  • Serial Number: P-34817
  • Total Time: 6,504.8
  • Time Since Hot: 569.8

Avionics

  • Dual GNS-XLS w/ GPS Dual VHF-20B
  • Dual ADF-60A ADF Receivers
  • Dual Collins 628T-3A HF w/ SELCAL
  • Dual SHADIN 7000 Air Data Computers
  • SP-50G Autopilot
  • Dual FD-109Y Flight Directors
  • Bendix Digital Color Radar w/ Sperry Data Nav
  • Collins TCAS II w/ CHANGE 7
  • Dual VIR-3IA (FM Immunity)
  • Dual TDR-94D Transponders
  • Dual DME-40
  • Fairchild A-100 CVR
  • Delco Carousel IV INS
  • BJT/SHADIN 7000 RVSM
  • SANDEL 3400 TAWS

Features

  • Howell Digital Engine Indicators
  • Wulfsberg Flitefone VI Telephone
  • Sony DVD Player
  • Microwave Oven
  • AL 2000 Fluorescent Lighting
  • Baker Cabin Switch Panels
  • BKM Takeoff/Abort Warning System
  • Devore Tel-Tail Lighting
  • 62,500 lbs. Ramp Weight
  • Chin Strap Mod- (Legal Jump Seat)
  • 72-Month Completed 05/2005
  • GIII Radome
  • Airshow 400
  • 17" TV Monitor
  • Sony CD Player w/ 10-DISC Changer
  • Solid State Inverters
  • New Lead Acid Batteries
  • Part 135 Certified
  • Stage II Hush Kits
  • 6000 Ft. Cabin
  • 45,000 Ft. Ceiling
  • STAGE 3 HUSHKITS AVAILABLE!

Exterior

  • NEW - DECEMBER 2002 MATTERHORN WHITE WITH RICH BLUE, LAS VEGAS GOLD & BLACK ACCENT STRIPES

Interior

  • JUNE 1994 - PARTIAL REFURB AUG 2002 -- ELEVEN PASSENGER FIRE-BLOCKED INTERIOR - EIGHT INDIVIDUAL SEATS, SIX DONE IN CARAMEL LEATHER, TWO IN STEEL BLUE LEATHER - THREE PLACE DIVAN DONE IN A HANDSOME BLUE & RUST FABRIC, NEW BLUE CARPET - HIGH GLOSS BLONDE BIRDSEYE MAPLE WOODWORK THROUGHOUT - EXCEPTIONALLY FUNCTIONAL GALLEY INCLUDING HIGH TEMP. CONVECTION OVEN, MICROWAVE, COFFEE MAKER AND ABUNDANT STORAGE - ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM INCLUDES AIRSHOW, DVD, CD, AND INDIVIDUAL AUDIO & VIDEO CONTROLS AT EACH SEAT - EXCELLENT CONDITION - AFT LAV WITH LIGHTED VANITY, DRESSING CLOSET & FLUSHING POTTY.

Aircraft History provided by
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