G650ER makes Chinese debut

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Minsheng Financial Leasing (MSFL) has received the first Gulfstream G650ER in China. “This delivery is significant for many reasons,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “It highlights the continued need for long-range business jet travel in China, the role MSFL has played in expanding Gulfstream’s presence in the region, and the continued strong performance of the all-new Gulfstream G650ER, an aircraft that was delivered on time and exceeded what we promised.”

When the G650 was announced in March 2008, its expected range was 5,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.90. When it entered service in 2012, the aircraft delivered 6,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.90. Its descendant, the G650ER, delivers an extended range of 6,400 nautical miles at Mach 0.90 and 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85. Gulfstream announced the G650ER in May 2014 and received FAA type certification five months later. Autobraking functionality was added in late 2015.

MSFL was formed in April 2008 and took delivery of its first Gulfstream aircraft, a G450, in June 2010. Today, MSFL operates 64 Gulfstream aircraft, supporting its leasing operation.

March 24, 2016

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