C-20 Gulfstream logistics aircraft
The C-20A and D are commercial derivative Gulfstream III aircraft that provides world-wide airlift for senior leadership and dignitaries. The C-20G is a commercial derivative Gulfstream IV aircraft that provides long range, medium airlift logistics support for Fleet Battle Groups.
Gulfstream III is an all-weather, long-range, high speed aircraft powered by two Rolls-Royce Limited Spey MK511-8 turbofan engines with thrust reversers. The aircraft has an executive compartment with accommodations for five passengers and a staff compartment with accommodations for eight passengers. A walk-in baggage area of 157 cubic feet is fully pressurized and accessible from the cabin. C-20D aircraft are operated by Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment at Naval Air Facility, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. The C-20A is operated by Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, Sigonella, Sicily.
Throughout its life, the aircraft has been operated and commercially supported by the Navy using Navy and FAA processes, procedures and certifications. It continues to be maintained by both commercial and military technicians at all levels of maintenance and relies on commercially available components and equipment to support airworthiness.
The Gulfstream IV is an all-weather, long-range, high speed aircraft powered by two Rolls-Royce Limited Tay MK611-8 turbofan engines equipped with thrust reversers. The aircraft may be configured for cargo operations, passenger operations or combinations of the two. With passengers seats removed, it may be modified to the following configurations: three pallets/no passengers, two pallets/eight passengers, and one pallet/fourteen passengers. With a full complement of seats installed, the aircraft is capable of accommodating up to twenty-six passengers and a crew of four. A hydraulically-operated cargo door is installed on the starboard side of the aircraft to facilitate loading and unloading of cargo.
A ball roller cargo floor is capable of accommodating palletized cargo. A walk-in baggage area of 157 cubic feet is fully pressurized and accessible from the cabin. C-20G aircraft are operated Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Eight (VR-48) and Marine Air Support Detachment (MASD) at Naval Air Facility, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC and at Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
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47123 Buse Road, Unit IPT
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Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440
|Contractor: Sustaining Engineering - Gulfstream, CLS – M7 Aerospace.|
|Unit Cost: New GIV - $37 Million.|
|Propulsion: GIII - (2) Rolls Royce Limited Spey MK511-8 turbofan engines equipped with thrust reversers. GIV - (2) Rolls Royce Tay MK611-8 turbofan engines equipped with thrust reversers.|
|Length: (Nose to Tail)|
GIII - 83.17 feet (25.35 m)
GIV - 88.40 feet (26.94 m).
|Height: (Tail Height)|
GIII - 24.50 feet (7.46 m)
GIV - 24.43 feet (7.44 m).
|Wingspan: GIII - 77.83 feet (23.72 m)|
GIV - 77.83 feet (23.72 m).
|Weight: Max. gross, take-off:|
GIII - 69,700 lbs. (31,615 kg)
GIV - 73,200 lbs. (33,203 kg).
|Airspeed: 0.85 Mach.|
|Range: GIII - Max (varies with load) 3,700nm (6,765 km)|
GIV - Max 5,130nm (9382 km).
|Crew: Pilot, Co-Pilot and Crew chief, flight attendant and/or loadmaster added as required. Crewed by USMC/USN Reserves.|
|Last Update: 17 February 2009|