Aircraft Sets Five City-Pair Records
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its flagship G650ER has again proven its performance capabilities with a worldwide record streak heading into the 2017 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
The G650ER embarked on its latest world-record run out of New York-area's Newark Liberty International Airport on Oct. 1, taking off for Tokyo's Haneda Airport and landing 12 hours and 40 minutes later. The aircraft flew on Gulfstream's supply of renewable fuels and covered the 5,940-nautical-mile/10,943-kilometer trip at an average speed of Mach 0.89.
On Oct. 3, the G650ER returned from Haneda to Newark in 10 hours and 54 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Following the Newark-to-Tokyo round trip, the G650ER departed Long Island's Farmingdale Republic Airport in New York bound for Paris Le Bourget Airport and completed the flight in 5 hours and 59 minutes at Mach 0.90. It then traveled 2 hours and 40 minutes to Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport at Mach 0.90.
On Oct. 6, the G650ER completed the final leg of this world record tour from Moscow to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, flying 5,247 nm/9,717km at Mach 0.90 in 10 hours and 10 minutes.
"These records are part of our continued investment in demonstrating the real-world capabilities of our aircraft after they enter service and our drive to exceed our customers' expectations," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "It's clear from its lengthy record resumé that the G650ER provides unmatched range and speed that help our customers pursue and accomplish their professional and personal objectives."
Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
In addition to its range of 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85 and top operating speed of Mach 0.925, the G650ER features an award-winning interior and class-leading cabin comfort. Its sister ship, the Gulfstream G650, recently marked the five-year anniversary of receiving type certification. Together, more than 260 G650 and G650ER aircraft operate in 40 countries and have set 70 city-pair records.