Gulfstream G650ER earned another speed record
Flying from Singapore to Tucson, Ariz., at an average speed of 597 miles per hour/960 kilometres per hour over a distance of 8,379 nautical miles/15,518 kilometres, the ultralong-range the aircraft earned an industry-leading 90th speed record.
The G650ER departed Singapore’s Changi Airport at 4:53 p.m. local time March 29, crossing the Pacific at an average speed of Mach 0.85 and arriving in Tucson at 5:16 p.m. local time March 29, with fuel in excess of National Business Aviation Association instrument flight rules reserves. The flight took 15 hours and 23 minutes.
Known for its ability to connect far-flung cities at the fastest speeds, the G650ER which entered service in 2014, offers passengers both style and comfort with the signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience, featuring 100 percent fresh air, the lowest cabin altitude, the quietest cabin sound levels, 16 of the industry’s largest windows, a high-definition entertainment system, high-speed connectivity and a gourmet kitchen that can be located forward or aft, per customer preference.
The Singapore-Tucson city-pair record is pending approval by the National Aeronautic Association.