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Gulfstream G650 AND G650ER Surpass 1 Million Flight Hours

Gulfstream Aerospace proudly announced that the award-winning Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have surpassed 1 million flight hours. With more than 560 aircraft in service worldwide, this high-performing fleet continues to deliver on its reputation as one of the most iconic aircraft programs in business aviation.

When the G650 entered service in 2012, followed by the G650ER in 2014, the aircraft redefined business aviation. The G650 earned the 2014 Robert J. Collier Trophy for its performance, safety, and efficiency innovations and continues to set industry standards. In 2022, the aircraft completed a flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for the business jet industry's original equipment manufacturers.

“We could not be more pleased that the G650 program — synonymous with business aviation excellence — has been serving our customers for over a decade,” said Mark Burns, president, of Gulfstream. “This milestone is a true testament to our precision manufacturing, state-of-the-art design, world-class Gulfstream Customer Support, and commitment to continuously improve our customers’ operating experience.”

Both the G650 and the G650ER have set more than 125 city-pair speed records. Additionally, the G650ER holds the record for the farthest and fastest business jet flight in history. These aircraft feature an award-winning interior that offers the Gulfstream Cabin Experience. This includes 100% fresh air, an ultra-low cabin altitude, and abundant natural light from 16 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows, providing seating for up to 19 passengers.

Last year, Gulfstream and Honeywell introduced the Primus Epic Block 3 avionics upgrade for the G650 and G650ER. This upgrade offers additional tools to assist pilots in making informed safety decisions throughout all stages of flight. The improvements consist of several new and enhanced features that expand on the existing Gulfstream PlaneView II flight deck, which includes visual, communication, alerting, and navigation systems.

The G650 has a range of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometres) at a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 and 6,000 nm (11,112 km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90. The G650ER can fly up to 7,500 nm (13,890 km) at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm (11,853 km) at Mach 0.90. Both aircraft have a near-supersonic maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925, a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet (15,545 meters), and have received validation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for steep-approach landing operations.



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