Gulfstream makes 500th G650 family delivery


Gulfstream has made the 500th customer delivery of a Gulfstream G650/G650ER family aircraft. The delivery was made at the company’s completions facility in Appleton, Wisconsin.

“With an incredible 500 delivered, persistent demand and a host of industry accolades, the G650 and G650ER are undeniably iconic,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “This milestone delivery is a strong testament to the tremendous work of our dedicated Gulfstream team. As with all aircraft programmes, we continue to invest in the G650 and G650ER to ensure continuous improvement throughout the growing fleet for our customers.”

Combined, the G650 and G650ER have amassed more than 120 city-pair world speed records, including both polar and westbound around-the-world records. In 2014, Gulfstream was the recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for the G650 programme.

Seating up to 19 passengers, the G650 and G650ER have a flexible and award-winning interior enhanced by technologies enabling 100% fresh air, low cabin altitudes, and high-speed internet connectivity options like Viasat’s Ku/Ka dual-band service. The aircraft also feature 16 large panoramic windows.

Powered by twin Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the G650 can fly up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964km) at Mach 0.85 and 6,000 nautical miles (11,112km) when flying faster at its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90. The G650ER can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles (13,890km) at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nautical miles (11,853km) at Mach 0.90.

Both aircraft are capable of a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925, feature a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000ft (15,545m), and have earned FAA and EASA certification for steep approach landing operations.

The G650 was certified by the FAA in September 2012 and by EASA three months later. The G650ER was announced and certified in 2014.

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