General Aviation Gulfstream delivers 400th G650 Family aircraft
American business jet manufacturer Gulfstream has released, that it has delivered aircraft number 400 of its popular G650 aircraft family.
An American customer has received the 400th Gulfstream G650 business jet. This delivery is a milestone for Gulfstream as the G650 family is very important for the manufacturer. Only five years after Gulfstream started deliveries of the aircraft, 400 of them are serving customers around the globe.
Due to its fast speeds, the aircraft family soon gained recognition in the business jet industry and became one of the most popular aircraft in its market. The G650ER has the ability to connect far-flung cities at fastest speeds. Moreover, the aircraft features both style and comfort with the signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience.
“Business jet travellers the world over have long recognized the G650ER as the leading combination of speed and range in the business aviation sector,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Its achievements and accolades have only mounted since its introduction, including an incredible 100-plus city-pair speed records, the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy and the title for the farthest, fastest business jet flight in history. We could not be more pleased to deliver the 400th aircraft in the G650 and G650ER fleet.”
Regarding the aircraft specifications, Gulfstream added: “The G650 can fly up to 7,000 nautical miles/12,964 kilometres at Mach 0.85 and 6,000 nm/11,112 km when flying faster at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90. The G650ER can fly up to 7,500 nm/13,890 km at the same long-range cruise speed and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. Both aircraft are capable of a near-supersonic maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925 and have a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet/15,545 meters.”
The Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics and designs, develops and manufactures modern business jets. Since 1958, Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft. The fleet line-up currently consists of the Gulfstream G280, G500, G550, G600, G650, G650ER and the G700.
Recently, the manufacturer was able to announce the opening of a new parts distribution center near Amsterdam. Previously, this center was located in the London area. The new facility provides timely support to company-authorized maintenance facilities in the European Union.
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