G650 M-WIND (6080) arrived at Farnborough last night from Bradley (KBDL). It was originally registered N7780 but this only lasted a few days so one suspects this is yet another one that has been sold on. This is the 7th G650 to be registered to the Isle of Man. It was captured in the fading light by Steve Roake
G650 A9C-BAH (6081) arrived at Farnborough early this morning on delivery from Savannah. Callsign Bahrain 6. The Bahrain Royal Flight have been a regular Gulfstream customer since they received G2 A9C-BG back in 1978. Click here for another shot
Continuing the series of rare Gulfstream arrivals. The Ivory Coast G3 TU-VAF (462) arrived at Luton a little before 0700 this morning from Abidjan. Using the callsign Ivory 03. Not a first visit of the frame as I saw it here as N303GA in February 1986.
arrival photo courtesy of Dave Lythgoe
TU-VAF departed the following morning back to Abidjan as Ivory 05 so not a fixed callsign. See departure shot
Thanks again to Alex Henthorn for this shot of N666KQ (6036) which passed through Ronaldsway on June 2nd from Zurich to Basel where it is possibly based. A 2nd hand machine now as originally delivered as N650SS and has even had a change of scheme since then. Seen departing.
19th May - Gulfstream announced an extended range version of the G650 at EBACE this week. The new version will have extra fuel capacity and have a range of 7,500nm compared to 7,000 on the standard version. It will also be able to fly 6,400nm at Mach 0.90 or 7,000nm at Mach 0.88 cutting off 30 minutes from a flight from Dallas to Dubai compared to the 650. Existing customers will be able to upgrade.