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With a multitude of incredible planes, the name Gulfstream has almost become synonymous with “private jet.”And this year, the latest plane out of the Gulfstream stable should start to make its way into customer hands. Called the G650, it looks to be an incredible piece of flying kit.
With a range of 7,000 nautical miles (about 8,100 regular miles) and a top speed of Mach 0.925, it will fly faster and travel further than any other business jet on the market.
Testing hasn't been totally trouble free. The second test plane built crashed on April 2, 2011 after takeoff.
Pilots were running a test by flying on only one engine. It appears a wing scraped the runway at some point at the beginning of the flight. The four crew members onboard were killed.
The 7,000 nautical mile range means the G650 will be able to fly nonstop from New York to Beijing. Perfect for jet-setting executives.
While it is capable of Mach 0.925, dialling back the speed to Mach 0.85 is what gives the G650 the efficiency to travel so far.
It can be had in a number of different configurations, but Gulfstream expects the average occupancy to be eight people.
Still not enough? The couch turns into one too. The cabin is also pressurised to make the passengers feel like they are at 4,850 feet when it is flying at 51,000 feet. That should alleviate jet lag.
There is also the latest tech and safety features as well as brand-new Rolls Royce engines to power the plane.
You can get your very own G650 when they start flying with civilians for a mere $58 million. If you put a name in now, you're sure to be part of a very long waiting list.
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