The Gulfstream G650 is twin-engine business jet aircraft. This model is Gulfstream’s largest, fastest and most expensive business jet. Introduced in 2008, the G650 will carry eight passengers and a crew of four on nonstop legs of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km). The G650 took its maiden flight on 25 November 2009.
On September 7, 2012, the G650 received its type certificate from the FAA. Its first delivery was to an American customer named on December 27, 2012.
Developing nation: United States.
Manufacturer/designer: Gulfstream Aerospace
Production Lines: Savannah, GA USA.
Type aircraft: largest and fastest business jet.
First flight: 25 November 2009.
First delivery: 27 December 2012.
The G650 is the most technologically advanced business aircraft in the sky. The G650 comes standard with many advanced safety features such as Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II™, the Head-Up Display (HUD) II and the Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD). Its Planeview II™ cockpit comes equipped with a Triplex Flight Management System, Automatic Emergency Descent Mode, 3-D weather radar, Advanced Flight Controls – in short, a full array of sophisticated, next-generation technology to improve pilot situational awareness and enhance safety.
- Crew: 2 pilots
- Capacity: 11–18 passengers
- Payload: (2,950 kg (6,500 lb)
- Length: 30.41 m (99 ft 9 in)
- Wingspan: 30.36 m (99 ft 7 in)
- Height: 7.72 m (25 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 119.2 m² (1,283 ft²)
- Aspect ratio: 7.7
- Max. takeoff weight: 45,200 kg (99,600 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR725 turbofan, 16,100 lbf (71.6 kN) each
- Maximum landing weight: 37,876 kg (83,500 lb)
- Wing sweep: 36 degrees
- Maximum speed: 982 km/h (Mach 0.925, 530 kn, 610 mph)
- Cruise speed: Long range cruise: 904 km/h (Mach 0.85, 488 kn, 562 mph) Fast cruise: 956 km/h (Mach 0.90, 516 kn, 595 mph)
- Range: Long range cruise: 12,960 km (7,000 nautical miles, 8,050 mi) Fast cruise: 11,112 km (6,000 nmi, 6,906 mi)
- Service ceiling: 15,500 m (51,000 ft)
- Wing loading: 77.7 lb/ft² (3.72 kPa)
- Cabin pressurization: 10.7 psi (73.8 kPa)
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