Gulfstream's G650 Sets a Speed Record Between NY and Mumbai
The Gulftream 650
At this year's India Aviation show held in Hyderabad, aviation geeks and serious buyers were given the opportunity to inspect business jets from industry leaders. While Embraer brought down its Legacy 650, Lineage 1000, and Phenom 300, we also spotted Bombardier's Challenger 300, Learjet 60 and Global 6000, Beechcraft's King Air 350ER, C90GTx and Baron G58, Dassault's Falcon 7X and 2000LX and Gulfstream's G650.
The G650 business jet, which took of from Westchester County Airport in White Plains on March 10 arrived 13 hours and 49 minutes later at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, with an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85 for the 13,177km flight.
Talking about the new speed record, Scott Neal, Gulfstream's senior vice president for worldwide sales and marketing said, "This marks the 42nd record the G650 has claimed. The aircraft has the ability to whisk customers to where they need to go and provides unsurpassed comfort. Passengers enjoy the low cabin altitude and quiet cabin sound levels, which reduce fatigue and increase mental alertness. Large windows and improved leg room also provide passengers a more restful experience."
Pending approval by the US National Aeronautic Association, the record will also be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record.
The G650, which entered service in December 2012, features twin Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, produces fewer emissions and has a high cruise altitude that allows it to fly above inclement weather and airline traffic. It has a maximum range of 12,964 km at Mach 0.85.
Interiors of the Gulfstream G650
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