Gulfstream Aerospace announced an extended-range version of the G650–dubbed the G650ER–today at EBACE. Available for both new aircraft and as a retrofit for in-service aircraft, the approximately $2 million ER option stretches the G650’s 7,000-nm range to 7,500 nm at a cruise speed of Mach 0.85, making the G650ER the longest-range business jet when it is certified later this year. At Mach 0.90, the ER can reach 400 nm beyond the baseline G650 to fly 6,400 nm.
Gulfstream has already flown a G650ER demonstrator on a 7,494-nm flight from Hong Kong to New York in just 14 hours 7 minutes at Mach 0.865. It also flew nonstop from Los Angeles to Melbourne.