Gulfstream G650ER gets FAA certification
Oct. 8, 2014, Savannah, Ga. - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that
its flagship Gulfstream G650ER has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. The
certification verifies the airworthiness of the aircraft’s design and clears the way for G650ER
deliveries to begin.
Gulfstream announced the ultra-long-range aircraft in May and expects to deliver the first fully
outfitted G650ER business jets to customers before year-end, ahead of the projected 2015
“We’re excited to get this aircraft into the hands of customers, so they can see just how powerful
it is,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “They’ll quickly discover that the G650ER shares
many key characteristics with its sister ship, the G650, including a speed-and-range
combination that makes it a game-changing aircraft. In short, the G650ER goes farther at faster
speeds than any other business jet on the market.”
The new G650ER can travel 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 6,400
nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. This represents an increase of up to 500 nm/926 km over the
range of the G650, which entered service in 2012. Like the G650, the G650ER has a maximum
speed of Mach 0.925.
The G650ER shares the same cabin, avionics and systems as the G650.
Current G650 owners and order-holders can upgrade their original G650 to a G650ER, which
will enable them to take advantage of the additional range capabilities the G650ER provides.