The Gulfstream GIV-SP is a twin-engine long-range corporate jet for 2
crewmembers and up to 19 passengers. The Gulfstream GIV-SP (Special
Performance) twin turbofan jet aircraft is the latest development of the
GIII and GIV lines of business jets. The original Gulfstream
IV flew first on 19 September 1985. FAA certification was awarded on April 22 1987.
The GIV-SP was announced at the NBAA convention in Houston in October 1991.
It flew for the first time on 24 June 1992 in the form of a converted
GIV airframe. The aircraft featured an improved payload (+ 1135 kg) and
a better maximum landing weight (+ 3400 kg) with no increase in the
empty weight, allowing a better payload/range performance. In 1992,
the Gulfstream G-IVSP replaced the GIV in production. The aircraft is powered by two
Rolls-Royce Tay Mk.611-8 turbofans. Next to the basic business jet version, the Gulfstream IV
and Gulfstream IV-SP are built for special mission requirements worldwide. In 2002, Gulfstream renamed its
products, using Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals to differentiate its aircraft. The GIV-SP was redesignated G400.
Production of the G400 ended in September 2003. Over 700 Gulfstream GIV / GIV-SP / G400 airplanes are built.
On 23 April 2009, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and King Carl XVI
Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the province of Groningen. The
Swedish royals departed at the end of their visit to the Netherlands from
Groningen Airport Eelde in the Swedish Air Force Gulstream GIV-SP 102004 '024'. The
Swedish Air Force operates this GIV-SP, designated as Tp-102C, in the
VIP transport rule for the Swedish Royal Family and the government. The
1996-built Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-SP c/n 1274 was registered LV-WOM
with Sogma SA in Argentina in March 1996. The aircraft entered services
with the Swedish Air Force in October 2000. Gulfstream G-IVSP 102004 is
operated by Svenska Flygvapnet Transportflygenhet F-17M / Swedish Air Force Transport unit F-17M at Stockholm-Bromma.