Gulfstream 650 remains most popular in China private aviation despite the current SinoUS Tensions
Boeing losing order from China market but not other US aircraft manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday the Chinese government was preventing its domestic airlines from buying “tens of billions of dollars” of U.S.-manufactured Boeing Co (BA.N) airplanes.
Despite the tension, we find that some USA manufactured private jets are still in demand in China. Afterall, US alone designs and manufactures 50% of the aircraft models currently on the global market.
Which US Private Jet Manufacturers currently sell their aircraft in China?
Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, Cessna, Nextant are the major US Private Jet design and manufacturers. Currently, besides Nextant, they all sell private aircraft to China.
Below US designed and manufactured aircraft models are in operation on the market :
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Which of these aircrafts are most in demand by the China market now?
We think it is Gulfstream 650.
Why Gulfstream 650 remains most popular jet in China private aviation?
One of our clients flown different aircraft models via us previously. We have provided him with Gulfstream 650, Dassault Falcon 7X, Bombardier Global 6000, Gulfstream 550. He comments on his fondness of Gulfstream 650 most.
He feedbacks that Gulfstream 650 provides outstanding comfort. Comparing to other models he flown, Gulfstream 650 features a much quieter cabin especially at the main bedroom (which is usually located near the engine). Also, the air pressure cast on ears during taking off and landing are so trivial that it’s negligible.
What does Crew say about Gulfstream 650 in cross-continental flights?
From an operations point of view, Gulfstream 650 has a performance range of 14 hours non-stop even under part 135 executions. This is an excellent performance range for ultra long haul flights such as from USA to China.
14 hours non stop performance means should there be any unforeseen route changes due to weather disruptions or air traffic tower requirements, G650 has more flexibility to accommodate these last-minute route changes compares to other models that are restricted by performance range.
Every aircraft is designed for its specific market position in the world. Gulfstream 650 is perfectly suitable for a direct flight between the USA and China.