Posted by Charly W. Karl on January 13, 2016
Gulfstream engineers partnered with a customer advisory board to envision an aircraft that would set a new standard in business travel. Working from that input, engineers rejected the status quo with a clean-sheet design. They pushed for more performance in every aspect. With the G650’s long, unfettered wing, they redefined how air flows over an aircraft wing, creating a highly efficient airfoil that delivers speed and an incredibly smooth ride.
At a cruise altitude of 41,000 feet/12,497 meters, the cabin is pressurized to a comfortable 3,000 ft/914 m. That altitude is more than twice as low as commercial airlines and significantly better than any non-Gulfstream aircraft in its class. Lower cabin altitude means the heart and lungs don’t work as hard to oxygenate the blood, which reduces fatigue and ensures that upon arrival, passengers are more refreshed and alert.
At a long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, the Gulfstream G650…
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