Gulfstream V Example Racks Up 10,000 Flight Hours

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A Swiss-based Gulfstream V (GV) business jet operated as a charter aircraft earlier this month surpassed 10,000 flight hours and 2,411 takeoffs/landings, Gulfstream Aerospace said. The GV reached the milestone during an overnight flight from Lilongwe International Airport in Malawi, Africa, to London-Luton Airport in England. “The GV has proven to be extremely reliable,” said Peter Fried, executive chairman and chief executive officer of the aircraft's operator, G5 Executive. G5 Executive took delivery of the GV on May 5, 1998.

The milestone GV unsurprisingly was the first aircraft in the GV fleet to undergo engine midlife and overhaul, according to Gulfstream. In addition to the fleet-leading GV, G5 Executive also operates three other Gulfstream business jets – two large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550 aircraft and one large-cabin G450 aircraft. According to Fried, G5’s Gulfstream fleet averages 440 flight hours a month.