Gulfstream Aerospace recently delivered the first fully outfitted G650ER business jet to a customer, ahead of the 2015 projected delivery date.
“It’s a good day when you can deliver on your promises ahead of schedule,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “Our customers have been waiting for the G650ER, the business jet that travels farther at faster speeds than any other business jet on the market. This aircraft delivers speed and range, providing passengers a world-class travel experience. The G650ER, by all definitions, is the industry leader.”
Gulfstream announced the G650ER in May of this year. The aircraft received type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration five months later.
“In today’s fast-paced world, our customers need to travel longer legs at faster speeds,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “We are proud to be able to offer a product that meets the needs of our customers. I commend our employees, from engineering to manufacturing, who have worked to develop and design such a superior aircraft.”
The G650ER travels near the speed of sound with a max speed of Mach 0.925. At Mach 0.85, it can carry passengers 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers, and at Mach 0.90, 6,400 nm/11,853 km. It connects more international cities and offers more nonstop destinations, from Hong Kong to New York, and Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia.
Like its sister ship, the G650, the G650ER offers the most state-of-the-art cabin amenities, performance-enhancing safety features and advanced avionics.