Gulfstream prepares G650 delivery to Malaysian royalty


The son of the Sultan of Johor in Malaysia is preparing to take delivery of a new Gulfstream G650.

Johor is a constitutional monarchy state in southern Malaysia, the closest to Singapore.

G650 msn 6239 was recently photographed at Long Beach airport by local photographer Micheal Carter wearing a stunning all black livery with a silver emblem on the tail. Close to the engines is the small flag of the state of Johor.

The aircraft is believed to be taking up the registration 9M-TMJ. That registration is already worn by Gulfstream G550 msn 5453, which was only delivered in May 2015.

TMJ are the initials of the Sultan’s son, Tunku Mahkota Johor. The G550 that the G650 is replacing has reportedly been donated to a local football team.

The Sultan himself already owns a G650, having taken delivery of G650ER msn 6126 / 9M-ZZZ earlier in 2017. He also owns Boeing BBJ2 ln 5129 / 9M-III, which was delivered in 2014.

The first Gulfstream that the Sultan owned was Gulfstream IV msn 1106 / 9M-ISJ. That aircraft was delivered new to the Sultan in 1990.

Ultra rare Gulfstream IV 9M-ISJ (Photo: Alud Davies)