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G650ER sets speed standard from Singapore to San Francisco
Comfort and space are right up there in terms of importance for business aviation customers, but with time a most valuable commodity, speed is vital too. The G650ER has repeatedly demonstrated its rapidity.
The Singapore to San Francisco leg is the latest in a string of speed records for the G650ER.

Gulfstream's G650ER has demonstrated its performance in a city-pair record connecting Singapore and San Francisco, a distance of 7,475 nm. The aircraft departed Singapore’s Changi airport at 10:58 local time on 18 December 2018, crossing the Pacific to arrive in San Francisco at 08:45. Flown at an average speed of Mach 0.87, the flight took 13 hours and 37 minutes.

“The G650ER’s unsurpassed speed and real-world performance allow it to easily tackle ocean-spanning routes like Singapore to San Francisco faster than any other business aircraft,” says company president Mark Burns. “To us, leading the class means continually demonstrating to customers that their ultra-long range missions are possible at the fastest speeds. Even after more than 85 records, we will continue to illustrate this real-world performance.”

The G650ER can fly 7,500 nm at Mach 0.85 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR725 A1-12 engines and can fly up to 19 passengers. The city-pair records are pending approval by the National Aeronautic Association.

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