Aerospace & Defence

Gulfstream G650ER Sets New Record for Fastest and Farthest Flight

G650ER flew with speed of Mach 0.85 which is an incredible speed for a business jet, surpassing the previous record.

Popular American aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has produced an ultra-long-range business jet named Gulfstream G650ER, while ER standing for Extended Range. The new business jet managed to fly from Singapore to Tucson, a distance of 15518 km in 15 hours and 23 minutes. G650ER flew with a speed of 960 kilometers per hour, beating the previous record by 44 minutes and more than 417 km, clinching the title of flying faster and farther than any jet. One can fly from Los Angeles to any part of the world without refueling except to India, South East Asia, Western Australia, Antarctica, Southern Africa and some parts of the Middle East.

G650ER departed from Changi Airport, Singapore at 4:53 pm local time on March 29, 2019, as it flew over Pacific and reached in Tucson at 5:16 pm local time on March 29. The jet flew with an impeccable speed of Mach 0.85 without refueling. As mentioned earlier, it took 15 hours and 23 minutes. The president of Gulfstream Aerospace Mark Burns was pleased with the performance of the jet. He said, “Worldwide, you just can’t go farther faster, and this record proves it.

With 350 aircraft in service, the G650 and G650ER show day in and day out that they are class-creating and -leading aircraft that set the standard when they were announced and continue to do so today.Simply put, all others follow.” He further added saying, “The G650ER has no equal when it comes to its incredible combination of speed and range.” The flight contains a high-definition entertainment system, quietest cabin, and a gourmet kitchen. It offers space for a maximum of 19 passengers or 10 sleeping. Currently, it is priced at US$ 66.5 million with a fuel capacity of 48,200 lb.