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Look inside Elon Musk’s $ 70 million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

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Dal Kikin
March 26, 2019

Elon Musk has owned private jets for nearly two decades. Today he owns a $ 70 million Gulfstream G650ER. In 2018, Musk reportedly flew 150,000 miles on his private jet.

Let's take a closer look at Elon Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER:

The long-haul Gulfstream G650 of the American firm GulfstreamAerospace sets new standards for comfort, functionality, safety of modern business jets because of its powerful Rolls Royce BR725 engines and highly efficient thrust reverse system and optimized wing aerodynamics, the G650 shows excellent take-off and landing characteristics in high-temperature and high-altitude conditions and also provides an opportunity for a record intercontinental flight range - 12964km. A business jet with no refueling, with eight passengers on board, overcomes the distance between Rio de Janeiro and Moscow, New York and Dubai. Gulfstream G650 develops the highest speed of 977km / h, so it is the fastest civilian aircraft in the world. A business jet is able to climb to the highest altitude of 15545m and apply not-so-loaded echelons, as well as evade zones of turbulence.

The aircraft is equipped with the most technologically advanced cockpit PlaneViewII. The standard version of the G650 model offers many advanced flight safety features. The aircraft is currently undergoing successful flight tests. The G650 has outstanding comfort performance. The width of the cabin is 2.59 m, and the height is 1.95 m, it is the largest salon in its class.

It has such advantages as additional space for the head and legs, more space for kitchens, toilet facilities, recreation areas for the crew and luggage compartments. The width at the floor level of the cab, which is equal to 2.13 m, makes it possible to install comfortable seats with a larger passage between the seats, as well as to install three seats in a row. Salon G650 has the convenience and functionality. A good microclimate with better pressure reduces the level of discomfort from the flight and fatigue, contributes to more productive work, supports excellent well-being.

The G650ER is distinguished by wide armchairs and spacious aisles, and this feeling of spaciousness is complemented by 16 panoramic Gulfstream windows - larger than any other business jet. They fill the salon and the buffet-kitchen with sunlight.

Every two minutes, the interior of the G650ER is filled with absolutely fresh air. And the lowest barometric altitude in the cabin of the G650ER, comparable only to that of its sister Gulfstream G650, allows the heart and lungs of passengers to saturate the blood with oxygen without effort, reducing fatigue and making them more long-lasting and more relaxed after traveling. With a flight altitude of 45,000 feet / 13,716 m, the G650ER cabin maintains a barometric altitude of 4,060 feet / 1237 m. This is almost half that of commercial airlines, and significantly better than any other large-sized aircraft.

Armchairs and sofas handmade create an atmosphere of absolute comfort for passengers.

Equipping the G650ER provides everything you need for perfect hospitality: standard features include, among other things, a digital audio system and high-definition video equipment, a large-format television system (with a 66 cm / 26 inch screen), a convection oven, chinaware, cutlery, wine glasses, glasses and wine glasses with special storage space. Flying at a cruising altitude of 15,545 m (51,000 ft), above commercial flight and weather conditions, the Gulfstream G650ER is a truly high-class aircraft.

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