Gulfstream Aerospace finalized the sale of an ultra-long-range G650 on Monday, on the eve of the ABACE 2019 show, to Jiachen Group, a steel recycling company based in Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province, northeast of Beijing. The closest airport to the city is Anshan Teng'ao Airport, a little-served airport and military base.
Scott Neal, senior vice-president worldwide sales for the Savannah, Georgia-based U.S. aircraft manufacturer, welcomed the commitment from Jiachen Group, saying that the group’s founder, Sun Shoukan, showed “commitment to technological transformation…Mr. Sun knew the G650 would enable him to fly farther and faster.”
At a long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, the G650 can fly 7,000 nm, and at Mach 0.90 it is capable of flying 6,000 nm, while its maximum operating Mach number is 0.925. The G650 can be configured to accommodate up to 19 passengers and can sleep 10.