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Going the Distance: FAA Certifies Longer-Range Gulfstream G650ER

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 9, 2014
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[Avionics Today 10-09-2014] The FAA has certified Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650ER long-range business jet, verifying the airworthiness of the aircraft’s design and clearing the way for G650ER deliveries to begin. Gulfstream announced the ultra-long-range aircraft in May and expects to deliver the first fully outfitted G650ER business jets to customers before year-end. This is ahead of the projected 2015 delivery date.

The Gulfstream G650ER
The Gulfstream G650ER. Photo: Gulfstream

According to Gulfstream, the G650ER can travel 7,500 nautical miles (nm) at Mach 0.85, and 6,400 nm at Mach 0.90, an increase of up to 500 nm over the range of the G650, which entered service in 2012. Like the G650, the G650ER has a maximum speed of Mach 0.925 and shares the same cabin, avionics and systems as the previous model.

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