|[Updated 12:00 PM] Details And Specs On Steve's New Plane (With Pics)
Update: Mark Neely wrote us to let us know that Gulfstream has added their own story about Steve Jobs and the Gulfstream V to their web site. According to Mr. Neely:
Gulfstream.com has a link on their home page with a story about Jobs newest toy. They have links to high resolution images as well! What a beauty!
After poking around their site, I've noticed that they use Quicktime extensively, even having a VR look around a cabin!! You can build your own interior by choosing pieces of furniture.
Thanks for the note Mark! You can find links to the Gulfstream web site at the bottom of this article.
Curious about what a Gulfstream V is? It's a big jet. A nice jet. It's one of the more serious private jets one can buy and is often associated with high profile corporate execs and oil sheiks. According to the Gulfstream company, one can fly at Mach .885, cruise at 51,000 feet, and go for up to 6,500 miles without stopping. Steve Jobs, Apple's permanent iCEO, got one as a late Christmas present from Apple's Board as a token of their appreciation.
We contacted Jay Mesinger, President and CEO of J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc. to find out more about the jet. J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc. is an aircraft brokerage with 26 years of service. According to Mr. Mesinger:
The G-V is at the top of the list when it comes to business jets. Until you get to the Boeing Business Jet, which is a 737 outfitted for private use, there is nothing finer.
Some fun facts, also according to Mr. Mesinger. There are only 89 Gulfstream V, or G-V as the industry refers to it, in existent. At this time, there are 2 of them for sale in the used market. Somewhat pricier than an iMac DV, even an iMac DV Special Edition, a G-V will run you somewhere between US$43 million and US$48 million, yet there is still a two year waiting period for the planes.
Image courtesy of theaviationhub.com
An inside look at possible configurations for the Gulfstream V
Image courtesy of Gulfstream Corporation
You can find more information and detailed specs for the G-V at theaviationhub.com. You can also find more information at Gulfstream Corporation.
The Mac Observer Spin: This is a fine jet to be sure.
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