Le Gulfstream G650, le nouveau porte-drapeau de la gamme, vient de faire son roll-out aujourd'hui.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/180551.aspGulfstream rolls out G650 "flagship business jet"
Gulfstream Aerospace Tuesday rolled out its new "flagship business jet," the G650, at its headquarters, in Savannah, Ga.
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"Simply put, the Gulfstream G650 is in a class by itself," said Joe Lombardo, executive vice president of Gulfstream's parent company, General Dynamics Aerospace group, according to a news release. "I want to thank everyone who made this aircraft possible. I share the tremendous amount of pride you have for this significant piece of aviation history. Like you, I am eagerly awaiting the first flight later this year."
The G650 will be able to climb to an altitude of 51,000 feet and travel 7,000 nautical miles at 0.85 Mach, with a maximum operating speed of 0.925 mach -- making it the fastest civil aircraft flying, Gulfstream said. It said the cabin -- at 102 inches wide and 77 inches high -- is the largest purpose-built cabin in business aviation, seats up to 18 passengers and features 16 windows that are the largest in the industry, improved sound levels, a vacuum toilet system and in-flight access to 195 cubic feet of usable volume in the baggage compartment.
"The G650 will set new levels of performance in aircraft capability, cabin environment and maintainability," Pres Henne, Gulfstream's senior vice president, programs, engineering and test, said in the news release.
The aircraft is on schedule for first flight later this year, is expected to be certified in 2011 and on schedule for first deliveries in 2012, Gulfstream said.
FlightBlogger has coverage of the rollout, including video, and some inside-the-factory photos.
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