11 Facts About Gulfstream G650


Gulfstream G650 is a large business jet produced by Gulfstream Aerospace.

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The Gulfstream G650 was formerly the company's largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.

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Gulfstream G650 was formally launched as an internal company project in May 2005, and publicly unveiled on March 13,2008.

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On September 7,2012, the Gulfstream G650 received its type certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

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On May 18,2014, Gulfstream announced at the annual European Business Aviation Association exhibition, that it had developed an extended range version called the G650ER.

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Also in May 2014, Gulfstream confirmed that the G650 would be offered to the United States Air Force for its program to replace the E-8C JSTARS air-to-ground surveillance and targeting aircraft.

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In September 2018, Gulfstream G650 was conducting testing at London City Airport to certify the aircraft to perform steep approaches.

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On October 4,2021, Gulfstream G650 unveiled in Savannah the 8,000 nmi range Gulfstream G650 G800, with the G700 wing and Pearl 700 engines, offering four living areas and 16 windows, with deliveries from 2023.

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Gulfstream has stated that with a weight of less than 100,000 pounds, the G650 is able to land at small general aviation airports allowing passengers to avoid larger more busy airports.

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The Gulfstream G650 became airborne briefly at a high angle of attack before its right wingtip hit the runway, then slid on the ground, struck a concrete berm, and caught fire.

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The NTSB accused Gulfstream G650 of withholding information, which the company denied.

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