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Gulfstream G650

Manufacturer:Gulfstream Model:G650
Passengers (typical):18 Passengers (max):18
Pilots:2 Range:7000 nm
Cabin Length:46.10 ft. High Speed Cruise:516 MPH
Cabin Width:8.6 ft. Cabin Height:6.5 ft.
Baggage Capacity Interior:N/A cu ft. Baggage Capacity Exterior:195 cu ft.
Max Takeoff Weight:99,600 lbs Service Ceiling:51,000 ft.
Landing Distance:3,000 ft. Number Built:N/A
Year Started:2012 Year Ended:N/A
Gulfstream began the G650 program in 2005 and revealed it to the public in 2008. The G650 took its maiden flight on November 25, 2009. Customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2012.The G650 is the company's largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.925. The new jet will use the new Rolls-Royce BR725 engine producing a maximum thrust of 17,000 pounds-force. Gulfstream states that with a weight of less than 100,000 pounds, it will be able to land at small airports avoiding the busy airports around the world. The aircraft controls will be completely fly-by-wire, with no mechanical control between pilot and flight surfaces. The surfaces will be moved by a dual hydraulic system. More airliners today are using fly-by-wire, but only one current business jet (the Falcon 7X) is so equipped. The G650 will share yoke and column with the G550 in an effort to receive a common type rating. To provide better usage of the internal volume, Gulfstream designers rejected the usual circular fuselage cross-section in favor of an oval which uses a flatter lower portion. The cabin is to be 8 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 5 inches high. The fuselage is of metal construction and composite construction is used for empennage, winglets, rear pressure bulkhead, engine cowlings, cabin floor structure and many fairings. The sixteen oval cabin windows are 28 inches wide. The wing uses greater sweep (36 degrees) than previous Gulfstream aircraft (for example, the G550 wing has 27 degrees of sweep). It does not use leading-edge high-lift devices, and tracks for rear-mounted flaps are completely enclosed within the airfoil contour. The wing's leading edge is a continuously-changing curve, and the airfoil varies continuously from root to tip (the tip incorporates winglets). Cost for the G650 is expected to be around $65M.