Business gulfstream jet

A business jet , private jet , or bizjet , or simply B.J. , [1] is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people. [2] Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and some are used by public bodies, government officials or the armed forces .

The Lockheed JetStar , seating ten passengers and two crew, first flew on 4 September 1957. 204 aircraft were produced from 1957 to 1978, powered by four 3,300 pounds-force (15 kN) Pratt & Whitney JT12 turbojets , then Garrett TFE731 turbofans for a 44,500 pounds (20.2 t) MTOW , then two General Electric CF700 turbofans.

The smaller, 17,760 pounds (8.06 t) MTOW North American Sabreliner first flew on 16 September 1958. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT12 turbojet engines then Garrett TFE731 , more than 800 were produced from 1959 to 1982.

These pairs are cities the aircraft can travel to non-stop from Addison Airport. This assumes max load of passengers, average winds, average temperatures, average baggage weights and no weather issues. The G650 assumes a 3-pilot augmented crew in addition to the above assumptions.

Gulfstream slapped down a new gauntlet on Monday with the introduction of the 7,500-nm range G650ER, claimed by the firm to be the world’s longest-range business jet. Just as impressively, Savannah’s new über-jet will be able to fly 6,400 nm at Mach 0.90.

“This opens up significant nonstop city pairs, including New York to Hong Kong, Dallas to Dubai and San Francisco to Delhi,” says Scott Neal, senior VP for worldwide sales and marketing. “G650ER owners in Dubai will be able to reach most of the contiguous United States. From Hong Kong, operators can connect with the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.”

Flight tests are well under way. Earlier in 2014, a G650ER set a new National Aeronautic Association record [pending] by flying the 7,494 nm from Hong Kong to Teterboro, New Jersey, in 14 hours 7 minutes, cruising at Mach 0.865 and landing with fuel in excess of NBAA IFR reserves. That means it should be able to dash between New York and Tokyo at Mach 0.90.

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