Longest Range Business JetBusiness Jet with the Longest Range
That is a range extension of up to 500 nm (926 km) compared to the initial GN650. A Gulfstream 650ER with an Avg. of 0.86 Mach of 6,947 nm (12,866 km) was flew from Los Angeles International Airport to Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, Australia, at the beginning of the year. Flying with propellant levels far in excess of those required by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) International Instruments Regulations (IFR), this 14-hour, 58-minute trip took place in headwinds of up to 13 kn.
Returning to the USA, the X650ER was transferred to Hong Kong, from where it travelled 7,494 nm (13,879 km) to Teterboro, New Jersey, this with an average velocity of Mach 0.865 and a total running duration of 14 hrs and 7 min. The plane once again ended up with petrol exceeding the NBAA IFR-reserve.
Presently subject to Federal Aviation Administration approval, the aircraft will share the same cabins, electronics and other equipment as the aircraft. This will allow existing GP650 users to convert their existing GP650 to a GP650ER from the first trimester of 2015. Enhancements necessitate a change in the engine system of the X650, which will increase the engine wing capability of the X650ER over the X650.
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Refuelling stopovers are a solution if you have a dilemma. Reaching 6,800 (land) mile or more, each of them can travel non-stop to almost any location. Remember that the range information is theoretical and based on test flights and the aircraft's engine and layout designs - nobody wants to see how much further an airplane can go when the lights are low on gas.
In most cases, the maximal range is predicated on perfect meteorological condition at cruise speeds and the carriage of eight passenger and four mate. Please also be aware that these ranking lists will vary in the years to come with the arrival of the Gulfstream G600 (7,480 mile range) and the Bombardier Globals 7000 (8,861) and 8000.
With at least a few years to go before the latter is due to go live, it is expected to have an industry-leading range of 9,091 mile. Next we go to see which business aircraft are going to be constructed for the longest route.