Gulfstream G650 sets New York to Mumbai record
The Gulfstream G650 business jet sets another city-pair record, this time from New York to Mumbai in India.
Gulfstream’s G650 private jet has set another city-pair record, this time between White Plains, New York and Mumbai, India.
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“The G650’s ability to link these two key business destinations reinforces its utility as a vital tool for corporations to advance their economic interests around the world,” said Jason Akovenko, regional vice president, sales, Asia-Pacific, Gulfstream.
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“This aircraft continues to dominate business aviation and proves to be a leader in getting passengers to their destinations in record time. The speed and range of the G650 are just two of the many reasons why this aircraft is in such high demand,” added Akovenko.
The G650 took off from the Westchester County Airport in White Plains on 10 March with two passengers and four crew members on board. Thirteen hours and 49 minutes later, the aircraft landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, giving it an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85 for the 7,115 nm/13,177 km flight.
“This marks the forty-second record the G650 has claimed,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Gulfstream.
The G650 entered service on 20 December 2012. In February 2014, the $65.5 million private jet won the Corporate Jet Investor Award for the best aircraft of 2014.
In 2013, the G650 circled the globe westbound in 41 hours and 7 minutes, setting a world record. It has a maximum range of 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.85.