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Ultra Long-Range Private Jet Comparison: Gulfstream 650ER v Dassault Falcon 7X

 

Ultra Long-Range jets are the superstars of the private jet world. Technological marvels featuring iconic designs and offering the utmost luxury, they are some of the most famous and revered aircraft ever built.  

Their ability to travel vast distances and complete transcontinental routes also means they have revolutionised private aviation and become a facilitator of global business and luxury travel experiences alike.

Here we take a look at two of the most iconic and popular ultra-long-range jets for private charter, the Gulfstream 650ER v Dassault Falcon 7X, and explore all their features and benefits.

Gulfstream 650ER

The 650ER is one of Gulfstream’s flagships. An upgrade from the 650, it is one of the fastest and largest business jets in the world.

With an incredible range of more than 12,960 km, the Gulfstream 650ER can complete long-haul, transcontinental trips such as London to Singapore and New York to Dubai.

Technological advancements featured in the 650 and 650ER include complete fly-by-wire controls for all flight controls, Gulfstream’s PlaneView II integrated flight deck with 3D scanning weather radar, a synthetic vision primary flight display, and the latest EVS II enhanced vision system.

The plethora of innovative technology on offer ensures that the 650ER’s status as one of the most advanced and safest business jets in the world. With a cruising speed of more than 950 km/h, it is also one of the fastest which makes it hugely popular for those for who time is of the essence.

The 650ER also has the capacity to transport approximately 18 suitcases in its internal baggage hold increasing the convenience for passengers.

Despite its size, the 650ER has FAA certification for steep approaches, enabling it to take off and land from smaller airports such as London City Airport.

The Inside Story

The Gulfstream G650ER offers an extremely spacious cabin. With 6 ft 5 in of headroom and 42 ft in length, it is flooded with light from Gulfstream’s iconic window design, giving it a luxurious feeling throughout. Its standard configuration seats 13-16 passengers in absolute comfort across several cabin zones while offering (fully flat) sleeping facilities for seven passengers.

Wi-Fi with K-Band satellite connectivity and class-leading sound suppression help maximise onboard comfort and make it easy to work, conduct meetings, or enjoy in-flight entertainment.

Each of the supremely comfortable, articulating leather seats features a touchscreen interface for controlling the lighting, temperature, and entertainment system. The Gulfstream Cabin Control app duplicates these functions, which passengers can use to link to the aircraft through their smart devices.

Dassault Falcon 7X

The Dassault Falcon 7X is another very popular private jet in the ultra-long-range jet class. Its ability to fly nonstop for more than 10,870 km means it is possible to travel routes such as Frankfurt to Los Angeles, London to Hong Kong, New York to Dubai, or Miami to Santiago.

The Dassault Falcon 7X features an unmistakable and innovative wing design, which gives it one of the most distinctive silhouettes in aviation.

Powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines, which allow it to operate from more demanding airfields in hot and high terrains, the 7X is one of the most efficient aircraft in its class.

These engines also minimise noise and vibrations in the cabin, which makes it extremely popular with passengers.

The ability to take off and land on shorter runways ensures it offers outstanding flexibility for private jet charters to more remote locations or city-based airports.  

A large baggage hold that can accommodate around 14 suitcases makes this an extremely attractive package for those seeking the most options from a private charter jet.

The Inside Story

The Dassault Falcon 7X’s interior is one of the most comfortable in its class. It is normally configured to seat 14 passengers in three cabin zones: divans at the rear, a four-seat conference or dining area in the middle, and a club formation at the front.

28 large windows spanning the cabin’s length let plenty of natural light into each living area. At night, seats can be converted into lie-flat beds for up to six people.

Thanks to special engine mounts and cabin isolators, the cabin is extremely quiet, making it ideal for those who want to work or sleep during their flight.

Conclusion

Both the Gulfstream 650ER and the Dassault Falcon 7X are extremely good options for private jet charters. The longer range of the Gulfstream 650ER ensures that longer trips are possible, while the more efficient Dassault Falcon 7X offers more affordability.

Here at SHY Aviation, we have access to the finest aircraft on the market. Our team of global private aviation specialists is available around the clock to provide you with a private jet charter, group charter, or helicopter transfer solution tailored to your individual requirements.

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