Gulfstream’s G650ER shows its power on the global flight -
set two more city-pair records while flying around the world with just one stop.
On February 1 N650GA
took off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. with three passengers and four crewmembers: 3 pilots and flight attendant.
It flew 6,939 nm eastbound to Beijing International Airport, landing the following day after a 13-hour, 20-minute flight and averaging a speed of Mach 0.87.
On February 6 and with the same crew, the 7,500-nm-range twinjet then flew eastbound from Beijing to Savannah, accomplishing the 6,572-nm mission in exactly 12 hours and logging an average speed of Mach 0.89.
The G650 landed both times with higher-than-required NBAA IFR
fuel reserves, according to Gulfstream. Pending approval by the U.S.
National Aeronautic Association, the city-pair records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
There isn’t another business jet capable of this mission. 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.” Gulfstream senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing Scott Neal said.