The Gulfstream G700 and G600 have added more international city-pair speed records travelling between locations in the United States and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Gulfstream recently showcased the aircraft to customers and prospects in the region. It is applying carbon offsets to ensure all record-breaking flights are carbon neutral.
In October the fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft set a record from Houston, Texas to Riyadh flying 7,172 nm, its longest-distance flight to date. Using SAF, the trip was flown at Mach 0.87 in 13 hours and 40 minutes. Also in October and with an SAF blend, the G600 departed Washington, D.C. and flew 6,146 nm to Riyadh at Mach 0.88 for a total flight time of 11 hours and 39 minutes, adding another city-pair record.
“Gulfstream's next-generation aircraft truly raise the bar for high performance, innovation and cabin comfort. These city-pair records showcase the ability of our aircraft to help our customers reach their destinations faster,” says Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G700 is the most spacious, best-performing aircraft in the business-jet industry, and we look forward to its entry into service. And for the G600, our customers are seeing first-hand what the aircraft can do for them, and its popularity continues to grow around the world.”
The G700 and G600 set more city-pair speed records on their return trips to the US. The G700 connected Riyadh with Savannah, Georgia in a record 13 hours and 55 minutes, flying 6,507 nm at an average speed of Mach 0.875 while operating as high as 51,000 feet at Mach 0.89. The G600 showcased its capabilities by connecting Riyadh with Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, flying 5,915 nm in 12 hours and 56 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.85.
The G700's latest city-pair record follows record-setting flights from Savannah, Georgia to Doha in Qatar; Doha to Paris; and Paris to Savannah in September. Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries beginning in 2022.
The G600 has set more than 20 speed records and to date, more than 50 G600s have been delivered to customers around the world since the aircraft entered service in 2019.