The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER are ultra-long-range private jets designed and manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace.
Over 300 aircraft have been delivered worldwide.
G650 Related Models
The G650’s follow-up is the G650ER which extends the range for nonstop flights by about 500 nautical miles
Ultra Long Range Cabin
As of November 2019, Amstat lists 208 G650s in service and an additional 131 G650ERs
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 18
6,520 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
195 cubic feet
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Used G650s are listed starting at approximately $39 million
Development of the G650 began in 2005, with the first prototype making its maiden flight on November 25, 2009. The aircraft underwent an extensive testing and certification process, receiving its type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in September 2012.
In 2014, Gulfstream introduced an extended-range version of the G650, known as the G650ER. The G650ER features additional fuel capacity and improved engines. The G650ER received its type certificate from the FAA in 2015.
The cabin of the G650 is 53.6 feet long, 7.4 feet wide, and 6.4 feet high. It can be configured to seat up to 19 passengers, but typical configurations accommodate 14 passengers. It has lavatories located at the front and rear of the cabin. The cabin features Gulfstream’s signature large windows.
The G650 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.925 and a range of up to 7,500 nautical miles (8,630 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 103,600 pounds and a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet.
The price for a new G650ER is $78 million with used G650s in the $40 million range.
The Gulfstream G650 design is ingenious in its clean, simple and efficient approach to speed and range, but it’s important to understand that this is arguably the most advanced business aircraft on the planet.
At 45,000 feet, the air pressure in the G650ER’s cabin feels like the altitude is only 4,030 feet. Depending on its configuration, the 47-foot-long cabin can seat 18 passengers and sleep 10. At six feet three inches tall and eight feet two inches wide, it offers plenty of headroom and elbow room.
Since its introduction in 2012, the long-haul, large-cabin Gulfstream G650 has quickly become a popular ride for the world’s elite. More than 200 were delivered during its first four years of production to corporations including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, and Walmart; global potentates from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, and Kuwait; and such billionaires as Paul Allen and Larry Ellison. What sells the G650 is the trifecta appeal of speed, range, and cabin size.
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