The G650ER showed off its “long-legs” in February when it flew around the globe with only one fuel stop needed. The jet started its journey from White Plains, NY and flew across the Atlantic, Europe and Asia before landing 13 hours and 20 minutes later in Beijing. The jet refueled in Beijing and continued across the Pacific and US before ending its journey 12 hours later in Savannah, GA. Both legs of the trip were finished with fuel remaining in excess of National Business Aviation Association instrument flight rule reserves. Pretty impressive.
“There isn’t another business jet capable of this mission,” said Gulfstream senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing Scott Neal. “This flight proves just how powerful a machine the G650ER is. We promised customers an aircraft that could take them farther faster than any other [and] we delivered.”
The jet contained three passengers and four crew members, traveling at Mach .87 for a total of 25 hrs. 20 min and one fuel stop.