Singapore Air Show

Gulfstream G280, G650 claim new speed records

 - February 11, 2014, 10:46 PM

Arriving at a show without new speed record claims would be unthinkable for Gulfstream, and the airframer has not disappointed for this show with new achievements for its super midsize G280 and the ultra long-range G650.

The G650 flew from Hawaii to Singapore in 14 hours 6 minutes. For the 5,909 nm, the average Mach number was therefore 0.85.

The G280 flew from Savannah, Georgia to Anchorage, Alaska, then on to Tokyo and finally Singapore. All three legs are potential records, having been flown at Mach 0.80. Flight times were, respectively, 7 hours 41 minutes, 6 hours 50 minutes and 8 hours 9 minutes.

Both claims will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Lausanne, Switzerland for recognition as world records.