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Gulfstream Sets Records with G650

Gulfstream Sets Records with G650

Gulfstream has set an impressive world speed record in its new flagship G650, completing the fastest ever westbound, around-the-world flight for a non-supersonic airplane. A crew of five pilots circled the globe in 41 hours, 7 minutes, establishing a National Aeronautic Association-certified record.

On the journey, which took place in July, the G650 also claimed 22 city-pair speed records. The G650’s 20,310-nm around-the-world trip started and ended in San Diego, Calif., with stops in Guam, Dubai and Cape Verde. Each leg was flown at Mach 0.90, the standard high-speed cruise setting for the aircraft.

For the complete story by Stephen Pope of Flying Magazine, click here.

Updated: October 22, 2013 — 10:27 AM

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