Gulfsteam delivers 100th G650

Terry Spruce

Gulfstream Aerospace has manufactured – and delivered – the 100th Gulfstream G650 business jet. The ultra-long-range business jet was delivered to a customer on 14 November 2014.

However, this milestone does not mark the 100th G650 delivery, as Gulfstream had only delivered 83 completed models up until the end of October.

Larry Flynn, president of Gulfstream, says: “The production of the 100th G650 is a testament to the demand for this amazing aircraft. It truly set a new world standard for performance, range, speed, safety and comfort when it entered into service in December 2012. The completion of the 100th aircraft also speaks volumes about the skilled employees who build these planes.”

The Gulfstream G650 was launched on 13 March 2008 and first flew on 25 November 2009. The aircraft was certified by the FAA on 7 September 2012, and by the European Aviation Safety Agency on 21 December 2012.

Scott Neal, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing at Gulfstream, says: “Since it entered service, the G650 has proven it is a performance leader.”

“The G650 has claimed 42 speed records and secured an around-the-world speed record. It’s more fuel-efficient than many other aircraft, offers customers one of the most comfortable cabin experiences and is equipped with industry-leading safety features,” adds Neal.

The G650 is certified in 12 countries and has more than 33,500 flight hours.

Gulfstream recently delivered the first fully outfitted G650ER to a customer. Current G650 owners and order-holders can upgrade their G650 to a G650ER.

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