Gulfstream's G650ER Blazes Trail from Sydney to L.A.

 - May 19, 2016, 11:16 AM
A Gulfstream G650ER set yet another world speed record, flying the 6,620 nm from Sydney, Australia, to Los Angeles in 12 hours and 40 minutes. The twinjet averaged a speed of Mach 0.86 during the trip. This marks the 55th city-pair speed record for the G650/650ER. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream’s G650ER recently set another city-pair record on a trip from Sydney, Australia, to Los Angeles, the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer announced today. The G650ER travelled 6,620 nm in 12 hours and 40 minutes, departing Sydney Airport at 7:11 a.m. local time on March 11 and landing at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:51 a.m. local time on March 11. It averaged a speed of Mach 0.86 during the trip.

The U.S. National Aeronautic Association has approved the record, and the trip is pending approval by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record. This city pair will join the more than 55 world records established by the G650 and its longer-legged G650ER sibling. The 650ER is designed to fly as far as 7,500 nm at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm at Mach 0.90. The aircraft has a maximum speed of Mach 0.925.

“No other business aircraft can connect Sydney to Los Angeles faster than the G650ER,” said Gulfstream senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing Scott Neal.


Meanwhile, the arilines are getting slower and slower, to squeeze even more money out of passengers...

Interesting to know the price for such a transfer as the price for VIP Gulfstream G650ER with 441 flight hours and 2015 year of manufacture starts from 68 000 000 USD. And that price does not include personnel and maintenance cost.
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