Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Gulfstream G650 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.
The G650 was introduced to the public on March 13, 2008, as Gulfstream’s largest, fastest and most expensive business jet.
The G650 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 turbofan engines and is able to travel nonstop for 7,000 nautical miles, with speeds up to Mach 0.90. The cockpit features a PlaneView II avionics suite with Synthetic Vision System and a head-up display (HUD). The cabin is equipped with a full kitchen and bar, along with satellite phones and wireless internet.
The G650 is the second business aircraft, after the Falcon 7X, to utilize flight controls that are completely fly-by-wire with no mechanical control between pilot and flight surfaces.
The G650’s maiden flight was November 25, 2009.
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Gulfstream Plane View II