Gulfstream Rolls Out G650‎

Gulfstream Aerospace rolled out its new flagship business jet, the all-new Gulfstream G650, at company headquarters in Savannah on Tuesday.

Approximately 7,000 people gathered at the new G650 manufacturing building for the aircraft’s debut.

First announced in March 2008, the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 remains on schedule for customer deliveries in 2012.

The G650 offers the longest range, fastest speed, largest cabin and the most advanced cockpit in the Gulfstream fleet.

It features an all-new fuselage cross section, allowing a wider and taller cabin than the previous top-of-the-line G550 model.

The G650 is capable of traveling 7,000 nautical miles at 0.85 Mach and has a maximum operating speed of 0.925, which will make it the fastest civil aircraft flying.

It can climb to an altitude of 51,000 feet, which allows it to avoid traffic and inclement weather.

The aircraft seats 11-18 passengers and has 16 panoramic windows and in-flight access to 195 cubic feet of usable volume in the baggage compartment.

A first flight is planned for later this year and it is expected to be certified in 2011