UPDATE 10:01 AM: Say hello to the all new Gulfstream G650.
The website gives you a coy message asking, "What's Going On at Gulfstream?"
G650 it is. More in the morning.
UPDATE 8:15 AM:
G650 Confirmed! UBS Investment Research has penned an investment note shedding more light on the subject:
G-Wiz – Introducing the G650
- First flight 2H 2009; EIS 2012
Tomorrow morning [General Dynamics] will introduce its new G650, the longest range and fastest bizjet. The G650 has been in development since early 2005 with first flight targeted for 2H 2009 and entry into service in 2012 (all new certification). Despite the G650 investment, GD has been able to increase Gulfstream margins by 300+ bps since 2005.
- 7,000 nm range; Mach 0.925 top speed
Significant specs include 7,000 nm range at Mach 0.85 cruise and Mach 0.925 top speed making it the longest range and fastest bizjet. This compares to the G550 at 6,750 nm range at Mach 0.80 cruise and Mach 0.885 top speed. The G650 will have a 14 inch wider cabin along with bigger windows and will have 50% fewer parts than the G550.
- [Spirit Aerosystems] gets wing and nacelle
Significant G650 suppliers include [Honeywell] for avionics and auxiliary power unit, [Spirit Aerosystems] for wing and nacelles and [Goodrich] for landing gear. Rolls Royce will supply new 16,000 lbs thrust engines.