With access to over 4,000 aircrafts worldwide, Paramount Business Jets will be able to find and help you choose the right aircraft tailored for your needs on any charter flight. While our team is always here to help, you may want to compare aircraft for yourself and make your own selection.

We compare below two ultra-long-range jets side-by-side: the Falcon 8x vs Gulfstream G650

Dassault Falcon 8x Vs Gulfstream G650

Aircraft Size

Dassault Falcon 8x

Gulfstream G650


80.2 ft    (24.46 m)

99.74 ft (30.4 m)


86.25 ft (26.3 m)

93.66 ft (28.54 m)


26.1 ft (7.96 m)

25.66 ft (7.82 m)

Baggage Capacity

140 ft³ (3.96 m³)

195 ft³    (5.52 m3)

Engines and Avionics

Dassault Falcon 8x

The Falcon 8x is a trijet (an aircraft with three engines). It has three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D engines, each with take-off and maximum continuous static thrust limits of 6,725 pounds.

In the cockpit, the 8X boasts the 3rd Generation of EASy Flight Deck (with Honeywell Primus Epic System), and Dassault’s proprietary Digital Flight Control System (DFCS). Based on the systems used in Dassault’s Rafale fighter jet, it ensures peak performance, efficiency and smoothness. Advanced flight envelope protection adds an extra margin of safety. The Falcon Eye, a Combined Vision System, provides crews with greater situational awareness in all weather conditions.

Gulfstream G650

The Gulfstream G650 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 A1-12 engines, each rated for 16,900 pounds of take-off thrust. It’s fitted with the Gulfstream PlaneView avionics suite. This includes Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System (EVS), using a nose-mounted IR camera and cutting-edge tech to give pilots better visibility in low visibility conditions. The EVS output can be viewed on a heads-up display (HUD) that displays data on a transparent screen, so the pilot doesn’t need to look down at the instruments. The Synthetic Vision system takes three-dimensional color images of terrain, obstacles, and the runway environment, using instrument readings on the primary flight display (PFD). This allows the pilot to visualize obstacles and landing approaches more easily. Performance specifications

Dassault Falcon 8x

Gulfstream G650

Year of Production



Long-range speed

459 KTAS (850 km/h) 

488 KTAS (904 km/h)


6450 nm (11,945 km)

7000 nm (12,964 km)

Take-Off Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW under FAR 91)

6000 ft     (1829 m)

5858 ft    (1786 m)

Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW under FAR 91)

2240 ft    (683 m)

3000 ft    (914 m)

Dassault Falcon 8x

Unveiled in May 2014, the Falcon 8X entered into service in October 2016 after receiving both EASA and FAA certifications in June 2016. If it shares the same type design as the Falcon 7 X, the Falcon 8X has extra range—due to an additional center-fuselage fuel tank and a lighter, redesigned wing compared to the Falcon 7X. The reworked wing also keeps the 8X competitive on short runways. The aircraft has a range of 6,450 nm and routes, meaning it can fly New York to Dubai London to Tokyo or Hong-Kong to Los Angeles non-stop with 8 passengers and 3 crews on board. It has a top speed of Mach 0.9 (690 mph or 1,111 km/h).

As of September 2022, there are currently 81 Falcon 8X aircraft in operation. All of those (81) are wholly owned. 3.7% are currently leased. Europe has the largest percentage of wholly owned Falcon 8X aircraft (59%), followed by North America (16%) and Asia (13%). All these Falcon 8 X may not be available for charter.

Gulfstream G650

Born in 2012, the G650 offers an extra 550 miles of range than that of the Falcon 8X, allowing it to handle more ambitious long-haul flights. It can fly non-stop on routes such as, London to Sao Paulo, Los Angeles to London, or Tokyo to New York with 8 passengers and 4 crews. With a superior top speed of Mach 0.925 (709mph or 1,142 km/h), the G650 can get you there faster too. 

In 2013, Gulfstream released another version of the G650 with larger fuel tanks called the G650ER giving the aircraft an extra 500 nm of range for a total of 7,500 nm along with allowing a maximum gross weight of 4,000 pounds/1,814 kilograms greater than the G650, and providing flexibility to fly longer routes at higher cruise speeds.

As of March 2022, there are 161 Gulfstream G650 aircraft in operation today. The majority of those (156) are wholly owned, with 3 in shared ownership and 2 in fractional ownership. 10.6% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Gulfstream G650 aircraft (47%), followed by Europe (25%) and Asia (24%). All of these G650 may not be available for charter.

Cabin and Interior Specifications

Dassault Falcon 8x

Gulfstream G650

Typical Seating

12 + 3 crew

14 + 4 crew


42.66 ft (13.02 m)

46.82 ft (14.28 m)


7.68 ft    (2.34 m)

8.5 ft (2.58 m


6.18 ft    (1.88 m)

6.42 ft (1.96 m)


1695 ft³ (48 m³)

2136.54 ft³ (60.5 m³)

Cabin Amenities in the Dassault Falcon 8X

  • Electrically controlled reclining chairs.

  • LED lights with customizable colors.

  • HD entertainment system. 

  • Ka-band satcom solution to ensure continuous in-flight communication and internet access (optional).

  • Lighting, temperature, and shades are passenger controlled via window-ledge controls or an app.

  • Extra-large windows.

  • Continuously refreshed air.

  • Cabin crew rest area that can be converted into a closet when not needed.

Three main seating areas, with various t cabin configurations available to offer additional amenities such as an extra shower. 

Cabin Amenities in the Gulfstream G650

  • Swiveling, fully-reclining leather seats with footrests.

  • Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, two large HD LCD monitors, and a stereo speaker system.

  • iPod connectivity, integrated satellite phones and high-speed wireless internet (optional).

  • Shades and temperature passenger-controlled via an app, which also gives flight information.

  • Extra-large oval windows.

  • Maintenance of a cabin altitude of just 3,000 feet at a cruising altitude of 41,000

  • 100% fresh air replenishment every two minutes.

  • Multiple configurations to enable a forward or aft galley, forward and aft lavatories, or sleeping spaces for up to 10 passengers.

Charter Pricing

The price to charter a Dassault Falcon 8X would be comprised between 13,000 USD and 16,000 USD/hour, while the hourly rental for the Gulfstream G650 would be comprised between 15,000 USD and 18,000 USD.

The Falcon 8x Vs Gulfstream G650: Which One Is Right for Your Flight?

Both of these ultra-long-range jets have bright, spacious, quiet cabins, advanced avionics, and impressive performance. The Gulfstream 650 has a little more space, both in the cabin and the luggage compartment, but it may be its superior range that’s the clincher for you. Depending on your area of operation and where you would be departing from, one model may be more accessible than the other. However, it’s worth noting that while both planes have fairly similar take-off distances, the Falcon 8X has a decidedly shorter minimum landing distance even under commercial operations such as charter flights. The 8X can also handle slower speed and altitude-constrained approaches. This may open up more airport options for you.

As always, which plane you choose will depend on your needs. If you’re unsure which plane to choose for your charter, simply contact our expert team on +1-877-727-2538 ext. 1 or at charter@paramountbusinessjets.com. They’ll ensure you have the ideal jet for your trip and in-flight requirements.