GULFSTREAM G650ER CERTIFIED BY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
SAVANNAH, Georgia, October 8, 2014 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its flagship Gulfstream G650ER has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. The certification verifies the airworthiness of the aircraft’s design and clears 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, ahead of the projected 2015 delivery date.
“We’re excited to get this aircraft into the hands of customers, so they can see just how powerful it is,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “They’ll quickly discover that the G650ER shares many key characteristics with its sister ship, the G650, including a speed-and-range combination that makes it a game-changing aircraft. In short, the G650ER goes farther at faster speeds than any other business jet on the market.”
The new G650ER can travel 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. This represents an increase of up to 500 nm/926 km over the range of the G650, which entered service in 2012. Like the G650, the G650ER has a maximum speed of Mach 0.925.
The G650ER shares the same cabin, avionics and systems as the G650.
Current G650 owners and order-holders can upgrade their original G650 to a G650ER, which will enable them to take advantage of the additional range capabilities the G650ER provides.
NOTE TO EDITORS
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,200 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G150TM, the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G450TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft SalesTM. The company employs more than 15,000 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at www.gulfstreamnews.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding; communication and information technology systems. More information about the company is available at www.generaldynamics.com.