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A Look at the Gulfstream G650

The Gulfstream G650 is regarded by many as the best in the world. The aircraft took its first flight at the end of 2009 and there have now been more than 100 constructed and delivered to customers across the globe.

The G650 is the largest purpose-built business jet in the world and has the longest, widest and tallest interior cabin in its class. This makes it perfect for the client who wants to enjoy a spacious cabin, with many different configuration options. There are twelve different floor plans available for customers to choose from and almost every aspect of the interior décor is customisable.


One of the major aesthetic selling points of the Gulfstream G650 is the large windows, which allow plenty of natural light into the interior. The sixteen windows on board are around 16% larger than those of the Gulfstream G550, and are measured to be the largest on any private jet.

This aircraft is able to comfortably accommodate up to nineteen passengers, depending on cabin configuration. It is able to sleep up to ten people and has an incredibly quiet cabin that is filled with tech. There is even the ability to control the cabin temperature, blinds, lights, entertainment options and more from your Apple or Android device on board.


What is truly remarkable about the G650, is that it is able to fly at more than 92% of the speed of sound, making it one of the fastest private jet in the world. It has a maximum range of 7,000 nautical miles and a maximum cruising altitude of 51,000 feet, higher than any other aircraft of its type.

The G650 is fitted with incredible technology in the cockpit, something which is attractive to many potential buyers. The pilots have Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display, which uses terrain data to create a digital view of the plane’s surroundings. This is for use in low visibility situations, making the plane safe for use in challenging conditions. The aircraft’s Enhanced Vision System is also able to project an infrared image of what its cameras see onto the pilot’s Head-Up Display, an efficient and useful addition.


This aircraft is also fitted with state of the art Fly-By-Wire technology. This equipment works together with the pilot or on full automatic to provide measured adjustments that work to create smoother flights and increase passenger comfort throughout the journey.

Another intriguing feature of the G650 is the way in which the cabin is pressurised. This aircraft has the lowest cabin altitude of any business jet and replenishes the air every two minutes. When flying at 41,000 feet, the cabin is pressurised to 3,000 feet, which is more than twice as low as commercial airlines and significantly better than other aircrafts of its class. This lower cabin altitude means passengers heart and lungs aren’t required to work as hard to oxygenate the blood, which reduces fatigue and makes flying less tiring and more comfortable.