Monday, July 19, 2010

Gulfstream 650 -The fastest civil Jet

Boasting a top speed of 956 km per hour, the Gulfstream 650 will be the fastest civil jet in the world. The BR725 engines are manufactured by the well known Rolls Royce. It will be equipped with a full kitchen and bar and may be equipped with a variety of entertainment features including satellite phones and wireless Internet. To provide better usage of the internal volume, Gulfstream designers rejected the usual circular fuselage cross-section in favor of an oval which uses a flatter lower portion. The aircraft uses a very thin wing design to help the G650 maximize its speed. The same design is used for the Boeing787. To prevent dehydration the height of the cabin was reduced. Passengers won’t have to face ear problems during landings and takeoffs.

Question: How much will this Jet cost us?

The G650 will cost around $60 million. The aircraft, which is to make its first flight in December, will complete the test and certification program for European and American authorities by the end of 2011. Customer deliveries will start as of January 2012.