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Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
Gulfstream G650 N650GD.

Through the lens: Onboard the Uber-Luxurious Gulfstream G650

Earlier this year, I was invited by Gulfstream onboard their latest and most luxurious business jet the G650.

Gulfstream is known as the Rolls-Royce of the sky and with the G650 it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Gulfstream G650 (designated as the Gulftream G VI in it’s type certificate) is the companies largest aircraft till date, it is designed to transport executives on intercontinental flights in the fastest and most luxurious way possible.

The G650 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 A1-12 engines. It has a range of 7000NM (12,964 KM) and a maximum operating speed of 0.925 mach.

Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
Nose Landing Gear. Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
Nose Landing Gear. Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
The G650 has a wingspan of 99 feet 7 inches, in comparison the 70 seat Embraer 170's have a 98 feet wingspan. Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
The G650 has a wingspan of 99 feet 7 inches, in comparison the 70 seat Embraer 170’s have a 98 feet wingspan. Gulfstream G650 N650GD.

The aircraft that I went aboard was N650GD which is the fourth G650 to be constructed. It was built in 2010.

Gulfstream G650 N650GD.
You can never forget that you are boarding a Gulfstream. Gulfstream G650 N650GD.

The G650 features the widest cabin in it’s class at 8 and a half feet. The cabin can be configured in various layouts depending on the desires of the customer. It is typically configured to carry 16 – 18 passengers.

Forward cabin on the G650.
Forward cabin on the G650.

The G650 continues to use Gulfstream’s signatures round windows and has 16 large windows that each measure 28 by 20.5 inches in size.

Center cabin on the Gulfstream G650.
Center cabin on the Gulfstream G650.
Rear cabin and storage area (background) on the Gulfstream G650.
Rear cabin and storage area (background) on the Gulfstream G650.
View from the back of the aircraft.
View from the back of the aircraft.

Now to the cockpit. The flight deck of the G650 features Gulfstream’s Plane View II avionics suite. The aircraft is completly fly-by-wire and the cockpit features four large informational displays, two smaller displays and a HUD (Heads up display) for the captain from Honeywell.

Overview of the cockpit on the Gulfstream G650.
Overview of the cockpit on the Gulfstream G650.
Close up of the flight deck on the Gulfstream G650.
Close up of the flight deck on the Gulfstream G650.

What do you think of the G650? Let us know bellow.

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About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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