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GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G650

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GLF6
Aircraft
Name G650
Manufacturer GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:


GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G650

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G650

Description

The Gulfstream G650 is a twin-engine business jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace. The G650 is the company's largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.925. The G600 is the older variant of the G650 with a wingspan of 28.96m and length of 29.29m.

Technical Data

Wing span 30.36 m99.606 ft
Length 30.41 m99.77 ft
Height 7.72 m25.328 ft
Powerplant 2 x Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR725 turbofan, 71.6 kN each.
Engine model Rolls-Royce BR700

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 480 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1829 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.85 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 914 m
MTOW 4520045,200 kg
45.2 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL510 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 70007,000 nm
12,964,000 m
12,964 km
42,532,808.43 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving GLF6

  • GLF6, Roswell NM USA, 2011 (On 2 April 2011, the crew of a Gulfstream G650 undertaking a pre-type certification experimental test flight take off with one engine intentionally inoperative were unable to recover controlled flight after a wing drop occurred during take off. The aeroplane impacted the ground without becoming properly airborne and was destroyed by a combination of the impact and a post crash fire with fatal injuries to all four occupants. The subsequent Investigation found that preparation for the flight had been inadequate and had failed to incorporate effective response to previous similar incidents where recovery had been successful.)