Gulfstream C-37 airplane model. The C-37A is a military version of the Gulfstream V business jet. The Gulfstream V can fly non-stop 6,500 nautical miles. On long flights, it can carry eight passengers and a crew of four at Mach 0.80 while cruising at 51,000 feet. Two 14,750-pound-thrust BMW-Rolls-Royce BR71048 engines provide the power. Northrop Grumman, Fokker Aerostructures and Shinmaywa are partners in the development of the Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Northrop Grumman's Commercial Aircraft Division and Shinmaywa are designing the wing, while Fokker is responsible for the aircraft's empennage. Company officials call the Gulfstream V "the world's first ultra long-range business jet."
With this aircraft, the 89th Airlift Wing is capable of taking senior leadership nonstop to areas of the world that previously required flying much larger aircraft. The key to C-37A's performance is its state-of-the-art wing design, improved aerodynamics and more powerful engines. The airframe is capable of low-speed, high-lift performance, high-altitude maneuverability and turbulence tolerance. The BMW/Rolls-Royce BR710-48 engines moves the C-37A at a cruising speed of 600 mph. Civilian versions of the aircraft have, in a very short time, set 15 world speed and distance records. The Gulfstream V is the first aircraft of its kind, capable of cruising at altitudes up to 51,000 feet, high above most other air traffic, weather and adverse winds.