Gulfstream kicks off 2014 G650 deliveries

Alud Davies

Gulfstream has delivered the first G650 in 2014 to the manufacturer of JCB diggers.
New JCB G650 M-JCBB (Photo: Steve Blood)
JCB’s new G650 M-JCBB (Photo: Steve Blood).

Gulfstream kicked-off its 2014 G650 delivery programme by handing over the first G650 of the year to J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited., the UK corporation behind the yellow-and-black JCB diggers.

G650 msn 6049 / M-JCBB was delivered from Gulfstream’s Savannah home-base direct to East Midlands Airport in the UK, where JCB is based.

The G650 replaces JCB’s 2008-build G550 (msn 5186 / G-JCBB), which Gulfstream has been advertising for sale since November 2013, with an asking price of $39 million.

Although JCB is headquartered in the UK, it has factories dotted in various locations around the world, with a US factory in Pooler Georgia, on the western outskirts of Savannah.

Gulfstream also delivered its 50th G650 (msn 6056 / N374FS) and the second of the year to Fayez Sarofim & Co., a Texan investment consultant, headed by Fayez Sarofim, a part owner of the Houston Texans NFL team.

You can follow more of Gulfstream’s private jet deliveries with Corporate Jet Investor’s new Gulfstream G650 delivery tracker.

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