Gulfstream G650 sets more records


The Gulfstream G650 has set four city pair records in five days.

                             Gulfstream G650
The Gulfstream G650 has set four city pair records in five days.

“The G650, which entered service just over two months ago, is redefining what business jet operators can expect from their aircraft,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “Its combination of performance, range, speed and comfort is unparalleled in our industry. When you fly on a G650, you are in for an unforgettable experience.”

The G650’s most recent city-pair record came on January 28. The aircraft departed Moscow Vnukovo Airport and landed at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport 9 hours, 33 minutes later.

The aircraft’s record-setting week began on January 23, when it took off from Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C., and landed at Doha International Airport in Qatar. The G650 flew 6,475 nm (11,992 km) at Mach 0.88 in 11 hours, 40 minutes.

On January 25, the G650 traveled from Doha International Airport to New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport at Mach 0.87 in 13 hours, 3 minutes.

On January 26, the G650 was piloted from Teterboro Airport to Moscow Vnukovo at Mach 0.90. Covering a distance of 4,190 nm (7,760 km), it landed in Moscow 7 hours and 47 minutes.

Pending approval by the US National Aeronautic Association, these four G650 city-pair records will be sent to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.

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