G150 proves it has long legs
Gulfstream demonstration aircraft sets more records
The Gulfstream G150 demonstration aircraft
recently showcased its long legs, establishing a city-pair speed record between
The aircraft also set two additional records
when it traveled from Hong Kong to Nagoya,
Japan and back
again. The Gulfstream G150 has now established 13 speed records since setting
its first in 2006.
The aircraft departed Ted Stevens
Airport on 18 March. It
traveled 3,196 nautical miles (5,919 km) and landed at the Savannah/Hilton Head
International Airport. Its average speed was 494 mph (795 kph).
“The G150 is a midsize workhorse,” said
Larry Flynn, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Gulfstream. “This
flight showcases the aircraft’s ability to traverse the continent with ease,
making it the ideal jet for both short and long range trips.”
One week earlier, the G150 set a record
between Hong Kong and Nagoya.
The aircraft left Hong Kong
on 11 March. The aircraft arrived at Nagoya Airport 3 hours and 12 minutes
The same crew left Nagoya
for the return trip to Hong Kong on 11 March.
The aircraft then traveled 1,503 nautical miles (2,784 km) to Hong Kong International
Airport. Its average
speed was 391.29 mph (630 kph), with headwinds of 126 mph (203 kph).
The wide-cabin, high-speed G150 set two
records in 2006, one when it traveled from London
to Cairo in 4 hours and 58 minutes, and again
when it traveled from Cairo to Dublin in 4 hours and 45 minutes.
The National Aeronautic Association has confirmed all three records and
forwarded them to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Switzerland for
approval as world records.