Despite its more powerful engines, the C-37A is very fuel-efficient. Passengers can comfortably travel in the aircraft at altitudes as high as 51,000 feet, taking advantage of better fuel consumption rates, explained Bigler.
C-37As come equipped with a number of features not found on any other business jets. The avionics system is a state-of-the-art Honeywell SPZ-8500 Flight Management System with an integrated full-function Heads-Up Display. The FMS allows crews to program computers to have the aircraft arrive at point in space at a specific time. They also come equipped with enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, and Microwave Landing System. Other important features include Tacan military navigation equipment and a military Identification Friend/Foe transponder. Full Authority Digital Engine Controls ensure critical engine operating parameters are maintained. The C-37A, like other Gulfstream Vs, meets the Extended Range with Two-Engine Airplanes standards, a criterion previously only met by larger commercial aircraft operating over long stretches of water.
Passengers will enjoy flying on what Gulfstream claims is the quietest aircraft in production. The twin engines are located aft of the cabin bulkheads; titanium mufflers and vibration isolators will eliminate hydraulic system noise. Insulated side panels, and re-engineered windows further eliminate outside noise. The interior package includes a passenger flight information display system that can feature real-time global positioning on a moving world map, weather updates and other important information.
The 89th Airlift Wing is the only unit in the Air Force to operate C-37 and C-32 aircraft.
The CINC Support Aircraft Replacement Program calls for a most probable quantity of five FAA certified commercial intercontinental passenger Aircraft accommodating a minimum of 12 passengers and 5 Crew in a working office environment and capable of dispatch on short notice to any suitable airfield in the world from operating locations at MacDill AFB, FL and Hickam AFB, HI. This aircraft shall have a 5000 NM range, a separate Distinguished Visitor (DV) area, and worldwide clear and secure voice, facsimile, and PC data passenger communications.
(Mach 0.80, 8 passengers, 4 crew, NBAA IFR reserves)
|6,500 nm||12,046 km|
|Long Range Cruise Speed||Mach 0.80, 459 ktas, 851 km/h|
|Mmo (Maximum Allowable Mach Number)||Mach 0.885|
|Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW)||5,990 ft||1,826 m|
|Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW)||3,170 ft||966 m|
|Initial Cruise Altitude||41,000 ft||12,497 m|
|Maximum Cruise Altitude||51,000 ft||15,545 m|
|Maximum Takeoff Weight||90,500 lb||41,051 kg|
|Maximum Landing Weight||75,300 lb||34,156 kg|
|Maximum Zero Fuel Weight||54,500 lb||24,721 kg|
|Basic Operating Weight (including 4 crew)||48,000 lb||21,773 kg|
|Maximum Payload||6,500 lb||2,948 kg|
|Payload with Maximum Fuel||1,600 lb||726 kg|
|Maximum Fuel Weight||41,300 lb||18,734 kg|
|Allowance for outfitting and operating items||8,500 lb||3,856 kg|
|Engines (2)||BMW Rolls-Royce BR710|
|Rated Takeoff Thrust ea.||14,750 lb||65.6 kN|
|Passengers (Typical Outfitting)||13-15|
|Cabin Pressure Differential||10.17 psid, 6,000 ft cabin at 51,000 ft|
|Cabin Length||50 ft 1 in||15.3 m|
|Cabin Height||6 ft 2 in||1.9 m|
|Cabin Width||7 ft 4 in||2.2 m|
|Cabin Volume||1,669 cu ft||47.3 cu m|
|Baggage Compartment Volume||226 cu ft||6.4 cu m|
|Length||96 ft 5 in||29.4 m|
|Height||25 ft 10 in||7.9 m|
|Wingspan||93 ft 6 in||28.5 m|