Thursday, 26 February 2015

G650ER Rounds the World with one Stop

Gulfstream announced yesterday that a G650ER corporate jet has successfully circumnavigated the world with only one intermediate stop.
The G650ER took off from White Plains, New York, with seven people on board. It flew 6939 nm eastbound to Beijing at an average speed of Mach 0.87 in 13 hours and 20 minutes. The aircraft then flew eastbound 6572 nm to Savannah, accomplishing the mission at an average speed of Mach 0.89 for a total flight time of 12 hours.
“There isn’t another business jet capable of this mission,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream.
“This flight proves just how powerful a machine the G650ER is. We promised customers an aircraft that could take them farther faster than any other; we delivered on that promise. The G650ER provides a combination of speed and range that is creating history and setting records.”
Gulfstream believes the flight also set two city-pair records, which the US National Aeronautic Association is yet to approve and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale has not yet recognised.
If approved, the new records will add to the two the G650ER already holds: Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia and Hong Kong to Teteboro, New Jersey.
The G650ER can travel 7500 nm at Mach 0.85 and 6400 nm at Mach 0.90. It has a maximum speed of Mach 0.925.

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