Gulfstream G650ER flies from Ohio to Shaghai in 14.5 hours

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.´s flagship Gulfstream G650ER recently claimed two more city-pair records, the company said.

The G650ER took off from Ohio´s John Glenn Columbus International Airport and landed at Shanghai´s Pudong International Airport 14 hours and 35 minutes later, covering 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85.

Following that flight, the aircraft flew 6,143 nm/11,377 km from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to Arizona´s Scottsdale Airport, cruising at Mach 0.90 the entire trip. The total flight time was just 10 hours and 57 minutes.

Pending approval by the US National Aeronautic Association, the records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.

The G650ER and its sister ship, the G650, hold more than 60 records combined. In January 2015, the G650ER completed the farthest flight in its history, traveling 8,010 nm/14,835 km nonstop from Singapore to Las Vegas in just over 14 hours.

The G650ER can travel 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85, while the G650 can travel 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.85. Both have a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.

The aircraft feature the largest purpose-built business-jet cabin, with a number of amenities to make life on board comfortable and more productive, including wider seats, the large windows, the quiet cabin sound levels, the low cabin altitude, and 100 percent fresh air.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,500 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.