The Embraer Lineage 1000E and Gulfstream G650ER are two of the most luxurious aircraft on the market.
Despite this, there are some critical differences between the aircraft that need to be addressed.
For example, the Lineage 1000E started out in life as a commercial aircraft based on the E190. On the other hand, the Gulfstream G650ER was purpose-built to be a long-range business jet.
Therefore, even though they may seem similar at first glance, they are used for very different mission profiles.
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Given the additional size of the Lineage 1000E, it is no surprise that the engines are more powerful. The Embraer Lineage 1000E is powered by two General Electric CF34-10E7-B engines. Each engine is capable of producing up to 18,000 lbs of thrust. As a result, the total thrust output for the Lineage 1000E is 36,000 lbs.
On the other hand, the Gulfstream G650ER is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 engines. Each engine is capable of producing up to 16,900 lbs of thrust. As a result, the total thrust output for the G650ER is 33,800 lbs.
Aside from the total thrust output, the G650ER beats the Lineage 1000E in almost every category.
First, maximum altitude. The G650ER can cruise 10,000 feet higher than the Lineage 1000E, having a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet versus 41,000 feet for the Lineage 1000E.
Second, the G650ER can climb faster with a climb rate of 3,396 feet per minute compared with 3,017 feet per minute.
Moreover, the Gulfstream G650ER is much faster than the Embraer Lineage 1000E.
The Gulfstream G650ER can comfortably cruise at Mach 0.90 while the Lineage 1000E has a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.82.
When trying to get the maximum range out of each aircraft, the G650ER is still faster, having a long range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. In comparison, the Lineage 1000E has a long range cruise speed of Mach 0.79.
And, on top of all of this, the G650ER is more efficient burning, on average, 490 gallons of fuel per hour while the Lineage 1000E burns around 626 gallons of fuel per hour.
The Gulfstream G650ER is capable of flying much further than the Embraer Lineage 1000E without needing to refuel.
The Lineage 1000E is capable of flying up to 4,600 nautical miles (5,294 miles / 8,519 km) without needing to refuel.
In comparison, the Gulfstream G650ER is capable of flying up to 7,500 nautical miles (8,631 miles / 13,890 km) without needing to refuel.
This, therefore, means that the Gulfstream G650ER is capable of flying from New York to anywhere in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia without needing to refuel.
The Lineage 1000E, on the other hand, is capable of flying non-stop from New York to North America, most of South America, Europe, and parts of Africa.
However, it is important to remember that manufacturer-stated range figures are the best-case scenario, assuming ideal conditions and minimum weight.
As a result, the real-world maximum range will vary.
Despite the extra size of the Linage 1000E, it is able to take-off in a shorter distance than the Gulfstream G650ER.
The Embraer Lineage 1000E has a minimum take-off distance of 6,076 feet. In comparison, the Gulfstream G650ER has a minimum take-off distance of 6,299 feet.
A shorter take-off distance will allow for the aircraft (and by extension you), to visit more airports. This will reduce overall travel time as you will be able to arrive and depart closer to your end locations.
When it comes to landing distance the Linage 1000E once again outperforms the G650ER.
The Lineage 1000E has a minimum landing distance of 2,038 feet. Whereas the minimum landing distance of the G650ER is 3,000 feet.
Again, just like the range figures, these ground performance figures represent a best-case scenario. That is assuming optimal conditions and minimum weight. Therefore, these figures are very much the absolute minimum.
Given that the Lineage 1000E is based on a regional airliner is has, as you would expect, a larger cabin than the G650ER.
The interior of the 1000E measures 84.32 feet in length, 6.56 feet in height, and 8.76 feet in width.
In comparison, the G650ER measures just 53,58 feet in interior length, 6.27 feet in height, and 8.17 feet in width.
Of course, the G650ER is by no means a small aircraft. However, the Lineage 1000E is in a different league and is much more positioned to compete with the likes of the Boeing Business Jet and Airbus Corporate Jet lineup of aircraft.
The extra length of the Lineage 1000E not only allows for more seats but also more living spaces – such as dedicated bedrooms and dining areas.
Additionally, the greater height and width make it easier for passengers to move around the aircraft during flight with a wider aisle and more shoulder room making the seating more comfortable. Additionally, a larger cabin overall makes the interior feel more spacious.
Deliveries of the Lineage 1000E began in 2013, compared with deliveries of the G650ER starting in 2014.
Both aircraft are capable of carrying up to 19 passengers. However, given the larger cabin of the Lineage 1000E, there is more space per passenger.
One area that is often overlooked when comparing the comfort of aircraft is the cabin altitude. A lower cabin altitude reduces the effects of jet lag and provides a more pleasant cabin atmosphere.
This is where the Lineage 1000E being a converted airliner is a disadvantage.
The maximum cabin altitude of the Lineage 1000E is just 7,000 feet compared with a maximum cabin altitude of 4,100 feet for the G650ER.
These figures are when each aircraft is cruising at its maximum altitude, and the G650ER can cruise 10,000 feet higher than the 1000E. Therefore, the G650ER not only has a lower cabin altitude overall, it has a lower cabin altitude even when at 51,000 feet and the Lineage 1000E is at 41,000 feet.
This is best illustrated by the altitude that each aircraft is able to maintain a sea-level cabin until. The Lineage 1000E can maintain a sea-level cabin up to 22,796 feet while the Gulfstream G650ER is able to maintain a sea-level cabin until 31,900 feet.
Embraer Lineage 1000E
The interior of the Lineage 1000E is hard to compare with other jets in the segment due to its design, tastefulness, and opulence of the interior. The cabin is 84 feet long, and measures 6 foot 7 inches vertically, so even the tallest individuals can stroll the aisle without craning their necks. The perfect aircraft if you wish to work in the air, dine, kick back, and relax or if you want to sleep during a night flight.
With the option of a master suite that features a walk-in shower and large bed, you can be sure you will arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to attack the day. A fully equipped two-sided galley is the perfect way to prepare gourmet-level cuisine while you are flying.
Featuring a fully digital Honeywell Ovation Select cabin management system, passengers can select from a wide range of cabin entertainment, and fully control the cabin ambiance and communications systems onboard.
All this maximizes in-flight comfort and productivity. When aboard a Lineage 1000E you will find five luxurious cabin zones to accommodate an area to dine, entertain, work, and relax. If you are optioning the aircraft from new there are hundreds of configurations and combinations of zones that you can choose from. Additionally, the 1000E features one of the largest baggage compartments in the private jet industry, with 323 cubic feet of walk-in storage, along with a 120 cubic foot external compartment.
Embraer Lineage 1000E
Of course, the G650ER has a fantastic interior as expected with a Gulfstream. The interior is identical to that of the standard G650.
The G650ER boasts a spacious interior – described as “a refined getaway above the clouds”. The cabin can have up to four living areas, enough to work, dine, entertain, and relax.
With one of the quietest cabins in business aviation, the G650ER is the perfect place to relax. The G650ER has a cabin noise level of just 47 decibels. A cabin altitude of 4,100 feet is the lowest in business aviation. 4,100 feet is the cabin altitude when cruising at 51,000 feet. However, it is important to note that when cruising below 51,000 feet the cabin altitude is even lower.
These two factors combine to guarantee that the G650ER is supremely comfortable. Additionally, low cabin noise and 100% fresh air ensure that you will arrive at your destination with minimal jet lag.
With 16 of the trademark Gulfstream large, oval windows provide the cabin with an abundance of natural light.
Providing both comfort and productivity, Gulfstream’s handcrafted seats allow you to settle in and enjoy the journey. Each seat is positioned next to a window.
When circumnavigating the globe, as expected, the G650ER is able to provide fully flat beds for passengers. All single seats and divans convert to beds, providing you with a good night’s sleep.
Flying on the G650ER entitles you to top-of-the-range cabin amenities. Expect WiFi connectivity, a 42-inch flatscreen TV, video monitors, and extensive galley facilities.
Both aircraft cost roughly the same to charter out, with both the Lineage 1000E and G650ER having an estimated hourly charter price of $11,000 – $12,000 per hour.
Keep in mind that these prices are estimates only. There are a variety of factors that can and will influence the charter price of a private jet.
When these aircraft were new, the Embraer Lineage 1000E cost considerably less than the Gulfstream G650ER, with a price tag of $50 million compared with the new list price of $70 million of the G650ER.
However, the Lineage 1000E has held its value better over the years, only losing 1.19% of value year-on-year. In comparison, the G650ER is estimated to lose around 6.5% of its value per year.
Therefore, it is estimated that a 2016 model year Lineage 1000E has a value today of just under $49 million. Whereas a G650ER of the same age has an estimated value of just $43 million.
Moreover, if you were to buy these aircraft today and sell them in 3 years, the Lineage 1000E would be worth just over $47 million while the G650ER would be worth just over $35 million.
Therefore, in terms of real money depreciation, the Embraer would lose less than $2 million while the Gulfstream would lost $8 million.
However, the Lineage 1000E represents a lot of aircraft for the money and will hold its value extremely well.
The primary drawbacks of the Lineage 1000E can be traced to its previous life as a commercial airliner, meaning that it can’t fly as far or as fast as the Gulfstream. Moreover, it burns much more fuel per hour and has a far higher cabin altitude.