Best of the Best 2016: Business Jets | Large-Cabin Ultralong-Range: Gulfstream G650ER
“This aircraft has more range than any other, and the cabin has superior height and width, with windows that are larger than other aircraft’s. And it is extremely fast. It’s truly one of the best corporate jets ever built.”
“It’s one of Gulfstream’s best products yet. It has exceptional style, cabin features, speed, and range.”
—William Quinn Jr.
“Gulfstream’s worldwide support network makes this long-haul queen of the fleet an even better choice.”
—Peter Agur Jr.
The G650ER’s range of 8,630 miles (when carrying eight passengers and traveling at 561 mph) is the longest of any business jet in service.
In a typical configuration, the jet can seat 18 passengers and sleep 10.
The G650ER is an enhanced version of the G650. It can carry 4,000 additional pounds of fuel, which enables it to travel nearly 600 miles farther.
The jet has a top speed of 610 mph and has flown from Hong Kong to Teterboro, N.J., in just over 14 hours.
It can cruise at 51,000 feet, high above commercial air traffic.
The passenger area of the cabin is nearly 47 feet long, 6 feet 5 inches tall, and 8 feet 6 inches wide. It has lavatories forward and aft and can be configured to include a private office or bedroom.
Cabin amenities include a private wireless network and a high-speed data system for web connectivity and e-mail communications, digital audio and high-definition video equipment, and widescreen televisions.
Gulfstream, gulfstream.com ($68.8 million)