Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s G650ER should be able to add to its list of accomplished records, the company said. If approved by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the records would be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
According to the company, the aircraft flew from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in 12 hours and 40 minutes. Flying on Gulfstream’s renewable fuels, the 5,940 nm were covered at an average speed of Mach 0.89. The aircraft returned two days later in 10 hours and 54 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90.
The aircraft also flew from Farmingdale Republic Airport in New York to Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The trip took 5 hours 59 minutes at Mach 0.90. After traveling to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport at Mach 0.90, the aircraft flew to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. That 5,247-nm leg took 10 hours and 10 minutes at Mach .90.