The Luxury of Travel: Gulfstream’s G650 Lands in the Country
The G650 by Gulfstream
There are already about 700 jets bought by corporates and UHNIs, in the Indian skies right now. This makes India the second largest market in the Asia Pacific region.
Owning a jet has become a necessity rather than a luxury in India, especially for those CEOs and captains of industry for whom extensive travel is a must.
An Economic Times report says that the number of private jets that will be bought by Indians will go up by 1000 in the next 10 years, with the value of sales expected to touch $12 billion. And it is this lucrative market that Gulfstream wishes to tap.
Gulfstream has already participated in air shows in India, and the company’s regional senior vice president for international sales, Roger Sperry and Jason Akovenko, regional vice president, Asia/Pacific were in Mumbai to introduce their most advanced conception in the country, the G650.
The Bigger, Better G650
So what does the official landing of the G650 mean for the Indian market? Mumbai to Paris nonstop at Mach 0.80* and Mumbai to Sydney nonstop at Mach 0.80! That’s right. The aircraft offers the possibility of travelling 7,000 nautical miles in Mach 0.85. It is powered by two of the new Rolls-Royce BR725 engines. This makes the G650 the jet with the longest range, fastest speed, and most advanced cockpit in the Gulfstream fleet.
The aircraft – 8 feet wide and 6 feet high - comes with an expansive living area, comfortable seating facilities and cutting-edge entertainment facilities. It houses The PlaneViewTM with a 14-inch liquid crystal displays and three standard PlaneBook® computer tablets. As sales development manager Vishal Hiremath sums it up, “The aircraft is as much about practicality as it is about luxury. It come provides ample customization options, making it a viable option for both work and pleasure.”