C-GNDN 1st Gulfstream G650 added to Canadian Register

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C-GNDN 1st Gulfstream G650 added to Canadian Register

#1 Post by bizjets101 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:00 am

Dec 21 2015

Skyservice Business Air Services just registered Gulfstream G650 serial 6162

C-GNDN based Calgary which replaces C-GNDN Gulfstream G550 which was

delivered new in 2009.

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Awaiting first photo of G650 C-GNDN :)
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#2 Post by Lurch » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:01 pm

Saw it today sitting on the ramp outside the Avitat. I took a picture but on my phone and through the fence, not a good picture, sorry.

Ps, same paint and everything, you wouldn't know the difference if you didn't count the windows.
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#3 Post by wee_in_yyc » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:20 pm

Taxiing to the Avitat after a demo or test flight earlier today.
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#4 Post by Flybabe » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:53 pm

Gotta say, that's a pretty sexy machine :heart:
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#5 Post by xsbank » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:34 pm

Taxiing with a bucket open? On that crap-covered ramp? Say it ain't so.
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#6 Post by clearmyside » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:09 am

The G650 is easy to spot. When looking at it, one can notice that the cabin windows are about 30% larger than on the G450/550. Also, it's a much fatter aircraft, finally matching cabin volume of the Global Express.
The easiest thing to spot though is the cockpit wrap-around windscreen, which has a much rounder and better integrated design, compared to the short, somewhat angular design on the G450/550.

On the issue of taxiing with one of the buckets open: that's normal procedure for the Gulfstreams. both engines are at idle thrust and it beats riding the brakes. Carbon brakes suffer badly when riding them.

The 650 is truly an amazing aircraft. On a recent trip, we flew our G550 from Hong Kong direct to Vegas, taking of around 40 minutes ahead of a G650, which was going the same way. They landed almost 40 minutes ahead of us, cutting a flight time from our's of 12.5 to their's of 11.1!
Basically, we were cruising at M.80 and my best guess would be that they were doing about M.89.

On a whole, the most amazing thing about any of the big Gulfstreams is, that they carry all their fuel in the wings as opposed to others (Challenger/Global), which have a multiple tank system. On top of that, the Gulfstreams have a very clean wing.

They are fun machines indeed, that being said, I luckily don't have to do ultra long haul at ungodly hours very often.
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#7 Post by x15 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:54 pm

I was in KVNY last week and had the chance to talk to the drivers of a 650. They told me the FMS did not have data for slower than mach 0.85, and that they rarely cruised less than 0.90. Sweet machine. But it was 75 million USD. Crazy money.
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#8 Post by Speedalive » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:43 pm

What a beautiful looking plane!
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#9 Post by xsbank » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:39 pm

Actually, carbon brakes only wear when they are cold. When they are hot they are very good for wear. The best thing you can do for your carbon brakes is to heat them up as fast as you can. That is also a very good reason to use the brakes when landing, not just relying on the reversers, otherwise you do more wear to them taxiing in to the ramp with them cold than you would doing a normal service stop. Most of carbon brake wear happens on the taxi out.

Exactly opposite to steel brakes.

FOD ingestion is much more expensive than replacing brakes; taxiing with a bucket open is fine if there is no crap on the taxiway, which is clearly not the case in these photos. I prefer to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the photo was taken just as the crew has cycled them for a test.

It is a pretty airplane but the Global is better 8^).
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