17 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Article from BTNews 17 SEPTEMBER 2012

Gulfstream’s new jet

What is probably the world’s most advanced dedicated executive jet has been certificated by US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Gulfstream Aerospace ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 business-jet aircraft is priced at US$65m and has a range of 8,000 miles making Los Angeles and Singapore both easily obtainable non-stop from London.  The aircraft cruises at mach 0.925, quicker than commercial airliners, and can reach 51,000ft, well above the norm.  The cabin layout allows for a maximum 18 passengers, but 8/10 is more the usual layout.  The cabin is 6ft 5ins high.

The company has received more than 200 orders for the aircraft.  It is a development of the G500 series, popular with governments and also civil operators. www.gulfstream.com

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