Gulfstream G650ER claims another speed record

Courtesy: Gulfstream.

Courtesy: Gulfstream.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that the Gulfstream G650ER, the company’s flagship, recently added another city-pair record to its list, this time linking Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to New York City.

The G650ER departed Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai on November 13 and flew 6,159 nautical miles/11,407 kilometers to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. The flight took 13 hours and 10 minutes at an average cruise speed in excess of Mach 0.87.

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the city-pair record will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record.

“The G650ER gives our customers the gift of time by getting somewhere fast and enhancing efficiency in every aspect of business travel,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “Linking these two financial centers so quickly is a real-world demonstration of the G650ER’s singular capabilities. No other aircraft can do what the G650ER can.”

In February 2015, the G650ER set two city-pair records while flying around the world in one stop, a feat no other business jet can do. The aircraft traveled between White Plains, New York, and Beijing, a distance of 6,939 nm/12,851 km, at a speed of Mach 0.87. It then flew from Beijing to Savannah, covering 6,572 nm/12,171 km at Mach 0.89. The G650 and G650ER currently hold more than 50 world records.

The G650ER is the industry’s fastest long-range business jet and can travel 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. It has a maximum speed of Mach 0.925.

The aircraft cabin shares the same features and amenities as the G650, providing passengers the healthiest and most comfortable cabin experience. The aircraft has the largest purpose-built business-jet cabin and offers passengers wider seats, more aisle room, 16 panoramic windows, the lowest cabin altitude of any business jet and the ability to control the cabin entertainment, temperature and lighting with a smart device.

Source: Gulfstream.

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