Safety, reliability, communication capabilities, payload, business suitability and comfort are among the considerations for air travel. In 26 countries, a Gulfstream operates as a head-of-state aircraft, and 11 more nations rely on Gulfstream to transport additional leadership personnel and VIPs. More than 19 percent of the worlds countries depend on Gulfstream to support their government and military operations.
Gulfstreams highly adaptable interior allows modifications for user-specific configurations, including encrypted communications.
Four nations have specially configured Gulfstreams in service as dedicated medevac aircraft or as VIP aircraft that can be converted for medevac use.
Equally important is Gulfstreams consistently excellent reliability ratings. Gulfstream aircraft maintained a dispatch readiness rate of 99.7 percent throughout 2013, significantly besting contract requirements and outperforming all other private aircraft providers, according to contractor logistics support data recorded and verified for contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines.