The All-Business Jet: How the Gulfstream G650 is Changing Corporate Travel
January 6, 2023
When it comes to commercial business travel, not much has changed. The lines, the delays, the inconsistency, and natural hassles that accompany most modes of mass travel.
Traveling from one destination to another as quickly and as efficiently as possible is wishful thinking in many cases. It is for these reasons many business and corporate flight departments have begun to consider private jet travel as an indispensable solution to their yearly travel agenda. The convenience, capacity and destination capability and inclusive cost-structure all make private business jets an attractive alternative to conventional transit.
However, the aircraft you entrust with your team and objectives needs to offer top-tier performance, cabin atmosphere and amenities. A jet that remains popular within corporate circles is the Gulfstream G450, due to its impressive passenger capacity of up to 16. However, if you are willing to exchange capacity for performance and range, the choice is obvious.
The Gulfstream G650 is the perfect balance between pure power performance and refined luxury. It’s an ultra-modern jet that prioritizes the cabin space experience, while still featuring an astonishing 16-hour endurance. With proper planning and protocols in place, no destination is out of reach.
Here, Flexjet has outlined some unique features and traits that have helped build this dynamic aircraft it’s stellar reputation amongst those who travel the most in the name of business.
Gulfstream G650: Performance That’s Passed-On
Originally released in 2008, the Gulfstream G650 series was highlighted by many key improvements, namely an ambitious design that sought to surpass every business jet that had been built to date. To do so, engineers started with a blank page, learned what passengers were looking for, then designed an aircraft to exceed the highest of standard in the industry.
With an 8-foot, 6-inch-wide cabin, the widest in its class, the G650 allows up to 15 passengers to ride in spacious comfort. And while most large jets offer three sections, some of the G650s in the exclusive Flexjet fleet offer four – giving passengers more areas to work, dine, relax, and sleep. This and other innovations work simultaneously to produce an incredible 7,000 nautical miles of range.
With wings that eliminate anything that would hinder the natural airflow, and high-thrust Rolls-Royce BR725 AI-12 engines, the Flexjet G650 is uniquely engineered for distance as well as for speed. Not only are Tokyo and New York an hour closer to each other when you fly at 92 percent of the speed of sound, with a properly augmented crew, you can circumnavigate the globe with only one stop.
Every detail was remade—from the length of the wings to the placement of the windows on the fuselage. The result of this work is the Gulfstream G650, a jet that can cover its impressive range faster than most jets in its class. Every corner, reimagined, including patented wing-design that is the most aerodynamically efficient and advanced in all of business aviation.
This exceptional engineering continues in the cabin, where the pressure holds steady at a comfortable 3,290 feet, even at a cruising altitude of 51,000 feet, and the air is replenished 100% every two minutes. Together, this helps limit the effects of jetlag and travel fatigue, ensuring you’re ready for business, or leisure, wherever your destination waits.
Gulfstream has always been a leader in implementing innovative safety technology, and the G650 is no exception. The Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II allows pilots to see details in low-visibility conditions on a Head-Up Display. This and other cutting-edge technology come with the most advanced flight deck in the industry aboard the G650.
Flexjet Service and Standards
Whether your mission is from Teterboro to Washington, DC, or Sao Paulo to Paris, no detail of service or comfort is wasted aboard a Gulfstream. Ergonomic seats with plush leather upholstery, custom inlaid wood interiors, fine textiles, crystal glassware, and other elegant details curated for those with particularly refined tastes.
Throughout the Flexjet fleet of Gulfstream G650s you will find state-of-the art materials, artisanal details, and sophisticated service that anticipates and accommodates your every need. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, with associates or with family, your experience aboard the G650 is precisely what you require it to be — flawlessly comfortable, luxuriously practical.
To enhance your peace of mind, Gulfstream provides access to a comprehensive aircraft service and support network. The award-winning Gulfstream Product Support program is built on a team of service professionals available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and dedicated jets that will bring engineers and parts to wherever they are needed. The performance of the G650 is not limited to the jet itself. At Flexjet, we understand that your trip begins before takeoff and ends long after you land.
Furthermore, only aircraft with a fourth zone in the G650 have a room configured for the crew rest area, thus maximizing overall range of the aircraft. Red Label jets are also part of the LXi Cabin Collection, a line of custom aircraft interiors that take luxury to a new level. With the G650, you can travel across oceans and continents with absolute peace of mind.
Corporate Solutions by Flexjet is first in the fractional space to offer tailored solutions to aviation departments. Our consultative approach and portfolio of flexible program offerings can be customized to the exact needs of any corporate aviation clients that ultimately help facilitate efficiencies in your existing book of travel.