The aircraft’s record-setting week began on Jan.
23, when it took off from Dulles International
Airport outside of Washington, D.C., and landed
at Doha International Airport in Qatar. The G650
flew 6,475 nm (11,992 km) at Mach 0.88 in 11
hours, 40 minutes, which resulted in an average
speed of 603 mph (970 km/h).
On Jan. 25, the G650 traveled from Doha
International Airport to New Jersey’s Teterboro
Airport at Mach 0.87 in 13 hours, 3 minutes. The
aircraft completed its trip of 6,102 nm (11,301
km) at an average speed of 537 mph (864 km/h).
On Jan. 26, the G650 was piloted from Teterboro
Airport to Moscow Vnukovo at Mach 0.90. Covering
a distance of 4,190 nm (7,760 km), it landed in
Moscow 7 hours and 47 minutes later, a record
time. The G650’s average speed was 619 mph (996
Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic
Association, these four G650 city pair records
will be sent to the Federation Aeronautique
Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as
The G650, which had
three city-pair feats certified in 2012, earned
its type certification from the U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration on Sept. 7, 2012. The
first aircraft was delivered to a customer on
Dec. 20, 2012.