The Gulfstream V (also called the G-V) first flew in 1995, was certified in 1997, and was one of the first "ultra-long range" (~6,000-nautical-mile (11,000 km)) business aircraft. At the time of its introduction in 1997, the GV was the longest range business jet available. With over 6,000 miles of range, the GV pushed operational limitations for its crews. Early designs of the GV did not include crew rest areas as part of the aircraft. Later versions of the GV provided the crew rest area as an option to permit the use of Ã¢â‚¬Å“augmentedÃ¢â‚¬Â crews. The GV cabin seats up to 18 passengers in three or four living areas. The most popular configuration will have seating for 14 passengers and will include a 4-place club arrangement, usually in the forward section, a 2-place club and divan in the mid-cabin and 4-place conference seating in the aft section. This configuration will berth 6 people. The GV fleet is over 180 aircraft with corporate operators, designated C-37A in U.S. Air Force service, the Gulfstream V is used by government and Defense Department officials also.