Since the introduction of the G650 range of aircraft by Gulfstream in 2012, it has attracted quite a lot of attraction from its elite customers. And since then it Gulfstream has delivered around 200 aircraft to its many corporate clients including Exxon Mobil, Walmart, Bank of America (BoM) and many other clients around the globe from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan. One of the significant selling points about the G650 is its incredible speed and the spacious cabin.
Undoubtedly the G650 is one of the fastest business jets with a cruising speed of upto 0.925 Mach and falls slightly behind the world’s fastest business jet the Cessna Citation that has a maximum speed of about 0.935 Mach. Powered by a couple of 16100 pound BR275 Rolls Royce engines, the G650ER is an updated version of the G650. The luxury business jet can carry upto a maximum of eight passengers along with 4 crew members and can carry around 4000 pounds of additional fuel. The reinforced engines can account for 5% less in nitrogen oxide emissions and 10% of smoke. Noise levels also have been considerably reduced by 17 decibels and now the aircraft comes under the stage 4 noise guidelines.
Equipped with the top of the line synthetic vision system flight display system, the aircraft can land in any kind of extreme weather condition as the vision system can provide the pilots with a clear view of the terrain, runway ahead along with the obstacles irrespective any adverse weather conditions. The GR650ER is the industry first to come equipped with computerized fly-by-wire flight controls that ensures complete safety for the passengers.
ER means the extended range of the GR650 and comes at a few million dollars more than its predecessor. Priced at around $69.4 million, the GR650ER can fly upto 6400 nautical miles at 0.90 Mach. When it comes to the exterior look, both the GR650 and GR650ER resembles the same outlook the interior including the cabin structure, amenities and the avionics is also borrowed from the baseline GR650. But since the GR650ER is designed to carry an additional 4000 pounds, the software and the flight management are slightly altered to accommodate the additional changes.
One of the most interesting aspects that attract most of its billionaire clients is its super-sized cabins that measures upto 47 feet long and the entire cabin volume is around 2,138 cubic feet. The baggage compartment is also enlarged and measures upto a massive 195 cubic feet. The seats in the cabin measure around 28 inches wide and the oval windows are the largest in business class jets and measures around 28×20.5 inches. Even though the aircraft is designed to carry 8 passengers luxuriously, it can also be modified to accommodate around 19 passengers and the floor plans can also be customized based on the client’s request. There is also a dedicated wifi connectivity available in the cabin. And clients currently owning the GR650 can exchange for the upgraded GR650ER at a price of around $2 million.