Gulfstream G650ER makes world-record run

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced its flagship G650ER has again proven its performance capabilities with a worldwide record streak, the company said.

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.

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.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,600 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.