Gulfstream has again proven the excellence of its G650ER, beating Bombardier’s recent Global 7500 record between Singapore and Tucson, Arizona, flying 225nm further over the same route for a 44-minute reduction in flight time to 15 hours and 23 minutes.
The record is the new fastest over the longest distance ever flown by a purpose-designed business jet.
The G650ER averaged 597mph (960km/h) over 8,379nm having departed Singapore’s Changi Airport at 16:53 local time on March 29, before crossing the Pacific at an average speed of Mach 0.85. It arrived in Tucson at 17:16 local time on March 29, with fuel in excess of NBAA IFR reserves.
Between them, the G650ER and G650 have established 90 speed records, the G650ER’s previous most recent record being a 7,475nm Singapore to San Francisco leg completed in 13 hours 37 minutes on 18 December 2018.