Gulfstream G150 shaved 37 minutes off record
Gander to Geneva flight time now down to just over 5 hours
The Gulfstream Aerospace G150 demonstration
aircraft has recently set a world speed record between Gander,
and Geneva, Switzerland, beating the existing
record by 37 minutes.
The aircraft travelled the 2,464 nautical
miles (4,563 km) between the two cities in 5 hours and 6 minutes. Its average
cruise speed was Mach 0.80.
Pilots for the flight were international captains
David Steinfeldt and Nick Rose. The aircraft was en route to the 2011 European
Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), carried four passengers.
The G150 has a range of 3,000 nautical miles
(5,556 km) at its normal cruise speed of Mach 0.75.
The National Aeronautic Association has confirmed the record and sent it to the
Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Switzerland for approval as a world