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Gulfstream G650

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Work on the Gulfstream G650 large business jet commenced in 2005. It taxied under its own power for the first time on 26 September, 2009 and made its maiden flight two months later.

On 7 September, 2012 the G650 received its type certificate from the FAA and the first delivery followed on 27 December, 2012. It can carry up to 18 passengers and is able to land at small airports.

The G650 uses two Rolls-Royce BR725 turbofan engines, each producing a maximum thrust of 17,000 pounds-force. The fuselage is of metal construction with metal bonding instead of riveting; composite materials are used for empennage, winglets, rear pressure bulkhead, engine cowlings, cabin floor structure and fairings.

An extended range version, the G650ER, was certified by the FAA in October 2014. The maximum take off weight had increased by 4,000 pounds, with an equivalent increase in fuel capacity. It is capable of flying 7,500 nm at Mach 0.85 and at Mach 0.90 can reach 400 nm beyond the baseline G650 to fly 6,400 nm. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925 and can carry up to 19 passengers. Customer deliveries commenced towards the end of 2014.

In May 2018 the G650ER achieved a city pair speed record during a flight over the North Pole. The 6,870 nm flight took 13 hours and 40 minutes between White Plains, New York and Shanghai, at an average speed of Mach 0.86. In 2019 a G650ER flew 8,379 nm from Singapore to Tucson, USA.

In May 2019 both the G650 and G650ER were certified for steep approach by the FAA.

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News from Business Air News
Six large jets join Clay Lacy charter fleet
June 11, 2022
Clay Lacy Aviation continues to expand its charter fleet to meet unprecedented demand for private aviation services in three key US markets: the East Coast, and northern and southern California markets.
Qatar Exec G650ER passengers to breathe new level of air purity
June 11, 2022
Qatar Executive has retrofitted two of its G650ER jets with a new air ionisation system, and will continue installing the new device across its fleet over the next three months.
TAG extends pilot training agreement with CAE until 2025
May 29, 2022
TAG pilots will continue to receive customised instruction on a number of aircraft types at CAE centres in Dallas, Montreal, London and Dubai for three more years following an extension to the companies' agreement.
May 23, 2022Fast-growing Flexjet finds a new home in Farnborough
May 15, 2022FlightSafety and Presage partner for two-pilot study
April 21, 2022Gulfstream slots SD's FlightDeck Freedom into latest models
March 7, 2022Jet Aviation adds G650 to Vienna maintenance capability
March 1, 2022Metrojet HK bolsters MRO approvals
January 18, 2022Global Jet adds three to fleet
December 21, 2021Qatar Executive takes delivery of three G650ERs
November 19, 2021G650ER number eight lands with Qatar Executive
October 14, 2021Cream and grey are on point for G650 interior
August 26, 2021Jet Aviation provides support following Turkish approval
July 19, 2021Flexjet G650 programme enables right-sizing of aircraft
June 26, 2021Flying Colours completes intricate swirling paint design
June 23, 2021Flexjet calls on Viasat to install high bandwidth IFC
May 14, 2021ACTSI trains up its staff on Gulfstream aircraft
April 25, 2021G650ER 6C inspection is a breeze for ACTSI
April 19, 2021Tenth G650ER arrival singles out Metrojet as Asia leader
April 7, 2021Metrojet makes good time on 6C inspection for G650
January 23, 2021G650 on its way to Czech Republic thanks to EXIM loan
November 24, 2020Rolls-Royce facility is strategically located in Savannah
November 16, 2020Metrojet carries out two Gulfstream 4C inspections
August 19, 2020Gulfstream gets go-ahead for high-speed dual internet
August 16, 2020Gulfstream boosts cabin experience with purer air
August 4, 2020JF Service in the clear for Gulfstream maintenance
June 15, 2020Rolls-Royce Dahlewitz rolls out 8,000th powerplant
June 2, 2020Metrojet completes G650ER 4C against the odds
May 18, 2020Rolls-Royce makes use of immersive VR training
May 12, 2020FlightSafety Dallas opens up for G650 tuition
May 4, 2020ACTSI passes muster for FAA upgrade
May 1, 2020Super Sino delivers Gulfstream as it is lauded for growth
March 11, 2020Polar speed record by Gulfstream is confirmed
February 25, 2020BR725 engine tops one million flying hours
December 27, 2019Qatar Executive celebrates circumnavigation speed record
December 10, 2019Gulfstream delivers G650 family member #400
December 1, 2019Metrojet completes first G650ER 4C on time and budget
November 10, 2019Three well-appointed jets land at Clay Lacy
August 12, 2019Gulfstream adds warranty repair stations in Brazil
July 16, 2019White House witnesses billion dollar Gulfstream order
July 16, 2019Qatar Executive breaks circumnavigation speed record
June 29, 2019Qatar Executive supports world circumnavigation speed record
June 25, 2019Vision enhancement approved for in-service Gulfstreams
June 24, 2019Planet Nine gears up for Gulfstream arrivals
June 24, 2019Qatar cements spot as global Gulfstream leader
June 18, 2019Gulfstream scoops prizes at Yacht & Aviation ceremony
June 4, 2019Wilcox leads day-based programme at Flexjet
June 1, 2019Refurbishment firsts boost Jet Aviation at Basel
May 24, 2019G650 repainting project marks a first for RUAG
May 21, 2019Gulfstream G650 family certified for steep approach
May 7, 2019Gulfstream designs are in the mix for awards once more
April 23, 2019G650ER dashes home to Tucson Arizona
March 25, 2019AMAC contracts abound from Europe and beyond
March 11, 2019ABS Jets adds first G650 in Czech Republic to fleet
February 26, 2019Qatar Airways hosts fashion show on G650
February 26, 2019G650ER sets speed standard from Singapore to San Francisco
December 11, 2018Gulfstream G650ER smashes Teterboro to Dubai speed record
December 4, 2018Gogo Avance L5 certified for current Gulfstreams
October 18, 2018As the world awaits the G600, the G650 tries out at LCY
October 2, 2018Hong Kong maintenance company adds Aruba approval
August 2, 2018Gama adds Global in Europe and G650ER in Asia
June 12, 2018JFS opens in Riga and recruits Budin
February 8, 2018Qatar Executive reaffirms Gulfstream relationship with fourth G650ER
November 1, 2017Gulfstream: Highlights from 50 years since GII certification
July 20, 2017Global Jet adds G650 for Mediterranean ad hoc clients
July 5, 2017Ultra long range additions are jewels in the crown for IJM
July 4, 2017GE Aviation and AT&T enable aircraft health monitoring
June 2, 2017DC Aviation adds G650 and is rewarded for safety record
December 7, 2016EAG completes hat trick with third managed G650
November 3, 2016Second speedy and long range G650 impresses EAG
September 1, 2016Emperor brings ‘golden’ G650 to Malta
August 2, 2016G650ER demand prompts Qatar to order three more
April 5, 2016Second G650ER arrives at Qatar Executive
April 5, 2016ExecuJet Europe adds a pair of Gulfstreams
January 21, 2016TAG takes on commercial G650 in the UK
January 7, 2016Arrival of first G650ER initiates Qatar Executive's Gulfstream fleet
November 12, 2015A bumper month for ExecuJet as it takes further deliveries and celebrates Middle East milestone
November 9, 2015Me & my aircraft-Long range and Large jets: Long range and large jets bring the world closer for discerning executives
October 21, 2015TJS takes on new dimension as it swells managed fleet with Global
October 12, 2015HAITEC granted heavy metal approval
October 7, 2015Managed G650 debuts in Germany for MHS
June 25, 2015HAITEC adds G650 line maintenance to cleaning and storage service
June 12, 2015Qatar Exec secures deal for up to 30 Gulfstreams
February 12, 2015Fast growing Elit'Avia spans three continents
December 3, 2014Gulfstream delivers 100th G650
December 3, 2014Qatar Executive orders Gulfstreams
November 6, 2014Gulfstream introduces all-new G500 and G600
November 6, 2014Incoming G650 will brighten up summer for Tyrolean Jet Services
November 6, 2014GainJet reports strong early demand for its flagship Gulfstream
September 10, 2014Expanding Empire will bring G650 to GCC
April 3, 2014Denmark proves fertile for expanding ExecuJet
May 9, 2012Buyer's Guide: The future is not what it used to be
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