NetJets Bombardier Global 6000 sets two world speed records


A Bombardier Global 6000 operated by NetJets has set two world speed records.

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  • The first speed record was set between Aspen and London City Airport. The aircraft flew the 4,168 NM (7,719 km) in eight hours.

    Both Aspen and London City Airport feature steep approach and departure routes due to challenging local geography.

    For the flight from Aspen, the Global 6000 climbed to its cruising altitude in 20 minutes, at its maximum speed of M 0.89.

    Following the overnight flight into London City Airport the aircraft then flew to Lugano, Switzerland.

    Lugano, just like Aspen and London City features a steep approach coupled with a short runway. The Global 6000 covered the 963 nm (1,782 km) in 2 hours and 43 minutes.

    “We don’t believe that our customers should have to compromise comfort for access or performance. The Global 6000 aircraft better enables us to offer them the ultimate in performance and luxury, taking them where they need to go in the most efficient and comfortable manner,” said Patrick Gallagher, executive vice president, sales and marketing, NetJets. “These new world speed records further set the NetJets fleet apart from the rest.”

    The flights have now been submitted to the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for validation. Once this is done the FAA will send the records to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland, for international ratification.

    “The Global 6000 aircraft is an all-round impressive flying machine, and these achievements, in particular, showcase its extraordinary power and versatility,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “These record flights demonstrate just why the Global 6000 aircraft is a leader in its class.”