AIRCRAFT OF THE WEEK. THE GULFSTREAM G650
The G650 – Speed and grace paired with style and comfort.
Innovation and excellence have taken flight in the Gulfstream G650.Gulfstream engineers partnered with a customer advisory board to envision an aircraft that would set a new standard in business travel.
Working from that input, engineers rejected the status quo with a clean-sheet design. They pushed for more performance in every aspect. With the G650’s long, unfettered wing, they redefined how air flows over an aircraft wing, creating a highly efficient airfoil that delivers speed and an incredibly smooth ride.
What Gulfstream delivers in the G650 is a jet that flies at more than 92 percent of the speed of sound for thousands of miles with fly-by-wire precision. That same design innovation created a quieter, roomier, more adaptable cabin teeming with advanced technology.
SAVING YOU TIME
At a long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, the Gulfstream G650 flies 7,000 nautical miles/12,964 kilometers nonstop with eight passengers. Los Angeles to London is more than 30 minutes faster and New York to Tokyo almost an hour closer compared to other large-cabin aircraft.
The G650 makes once-distant cities all part of a day’s work, and with the lowest pressurized cabin altitude of any business aircraft, passengers arrive feeling refreshed and ready for whatever opportunities lay ahead.
WIDER AND BRIGHTER INTERIOR
An 8 foot 6 inch /2.59 meter-wide cabin, the largest in its class, helps create an exquisitely comfortable environment for 18 passengers.
Sixteen large Gulfstream panoramic windows, each 28 by 20.5 inches/71 by 52 centimeters, allow abundant sunlight into the cabin, even in the galley. Every window has been repositioned higher on the fuselage to maximize viewing comfort.
A longer, wider cabin and the choice of 12 floorplans offer more design configurations for meetings, entertaining and relaxing. A convection oven, large ice drawers and fitted storage for flatware and crystal increase dining options. After dinner, relax in a handcrafted leather recliner. Or retreat to a private stateroom. The choice is yours.
Sleek, pristine wings allow the Gulfstream G650 to fly like no other competing business jet ever has. Gulfstream engineers redefined how the wings interact with the surrounding air, which significantly reduces drag and increases speed and range.
Take a look at the highly swept G650 wing, and realize what isn’t there―no vortex generators to disrupt the natural airflow over the wing, no leading-edge devices required by other aircraft to improve slow-speed handling qualities and no exposed flap hinges and flap tracks that cause drag. Those devices slow the aircraft, reduce range and generate noise in the cabin.
Pair this uniquely engineered wing with newly designed, higher thrust Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, and the G650 achieves unprecedented performance. The G650 reaches a Maximum Mach Operating (MMO) speed of 0.925 and handles superbly at low speeds. It’s just one more example of intelligent design from Gulfstream.
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