Gulfstream G650 sets new speed record
Gulfstream’s G650 business jet has set a new speed record, 13 hours and 49 minutes between White Plains, N.Y. and Mumbai, India at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85 for a flight distance of 7,115 nautical miles.
In 2013, the G650 set the world record for circling the globe westbound in 41 hours and 7 minutes. Powered by Rolls-Royce Br725 engines and featuring the PlaneVIew cockpit avionics package from Honeywell, this is the 42nd record record that the G650 has claimed.
“The G650’s ability to link these two key business destinations reinforces its utility as a vital tool for corporations to advance their economic interests around the world,” said Jason Akovenko, regional vice president, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Gulfstream.
The new record is pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association. Pending approval, the record will be sent to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record. aviationtoday.com