“There isn’t another business jet capable of
this mission,” said Scott Neal, senior vice
president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing,
Gulfstream. “This flight proves just how
powerful a machine the G650ER is. We promised
customers an aircraft that could take them
farther faster than any other; we delivered on
that promise. The G650ER provides a combination
of speed and range that is creating history and
Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic
Association, the city-pair records will be sent
to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for
recognition as world records.
addition to the two pending records, the G650ER
set two speed records during flight testing in
2014. The aircraft flew from
Melbourne, Australia, in 14 hours and 58
minutes. The G650ER then flew from Hong Kong to Teterboro, New Jersey,
in 14 hours and 7 minutes.
The G650ER can travel 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach
0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. It has
a maximum speed of Mach 0.925. Current G650
owners and order-holders can upgrade their
original G650 to a G650ER.