G650ER Dominates Skies with New Records

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Photography By Kathy Almand

The flagship Gulfstream G650ER continues to conquer ultralong-range flights at top speeds for business aviation.

A G650ER recently logged the single-longest nonstop flight in the fleet’s history with a trip of 8,010 nautical miles/14,835 kilometers. The aircraft, owned by Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited, traveled from Singapore’s Changi Airport (ICAO: WSSS) to McCarran International Airport (ICAO: KLAS) in Las Vegas with four passengers and three crew at an average speed of Mach 0.85.

“To be able to travel distances like this is remarkable and truly captures the essence of this aircraft,” says Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “Its range and speed are just two of the many reasons for its success and will continue to be the driving forces behind the demand for this aircraft.”

The G650ER also demonstrated its prowess for speed during an around-the-world flight that, in two legs, set new city-pair records. White Plains, New York, was the starting point, and the G650ER, with three passengers and four crew aboard, flew to Beijing at an average speed of Mach 0.87. The G650ER then flew from Beijing to Savannah, Georgia, averaging Mach 0.89. The aircraft landed both times with fuel in excess of National Business Aviation Association instrument flight rule reserves.

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the city-pair records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.

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