Aircraft Description

HALO Aircraft Basic Description

The HALO aircraft is based on a commercial business jet, a Gulfstream G550. More information about Gulfstream and the G550 is available at the Gulfstream website.

The following specifications are for a production aircraft. The actual specifications of the modified HALO aircraft are somewhat different from the data of the production aircraft.

Aircraft Performance
Maximum Range (8 passengers, 4 crew, NBAA IFR reserves)
The actual range will also be affected by speed, weather, outfitting options and others.
12,501 km at Mach 0.8
Maximum Operating Mach Number Mach 0.885
Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 1,801 m
Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 844 m
Maximum Cruise Altitude 15,545 m
Maximum Takeoff Weight 41,277 kg
Maximum Landing Weight 34,156 kg
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 24,721 kg
Maximum Payload 2,812 kg
Payload with Maximum Fuel 816 kg
Design Standards
Rolls-Royce BR710 Engines 2
Maximum Passengers 19
Length 29.4 m
Height 7.9 m
Wingspan28.5 m
Cabin Length15.3 m
Cabin Height 1.88 m
Cabin Width 2.24 m
Cabin Volume 47.3 m3

HALO Aircraft Modifications

View ports and AperturesComment
Optical View ports 2 Top View ports
2 Bottom View ports
2 Side View ports
Diameter: 515 mm
Diameter: 515 mm
Top Fuselage Apertures 10 x 10"x7"
2 x 10"x14"
Bottom Fuselage Apertures 10 x 10"x7"
1 x 10"x14"
Hard pointsComment
Hard point assembly for selected aperture plates
Nose boom 13-D Wind field
Forward fuselage pads6Basis instrumentation
Unpressurized Nose compartment30kg, 24ltr
Cabin130kgStabilized Camera Platform
Cabin Seat railsadditional seat rails
on the floor and on the cabin top
Hard point on top of the tail fin 20kg
Hard points under the fuselage for Belly instrumentation pod350kg
Ducts / Trays
Cable trays / Tube trays in the cabin
Cable ducts to the wing hard points
Feed through plates
Power supplyComment
Experimental Power Supply 55kW
Power distribution panels several locations inside the cabin
Communication / Avionics
Intercom Cabin
Access to basic aircraft dataARINC
Video (digital)
Liquid Cooling System
Cabin Environmental ControlStandard aircraft climate control