Gulfstream G650ER

Gulfstream's G650ER Notches Another Speed Record

Find out how quickly it flew from Singapore to San Francisco.

Gulfstream’s ultra-long-range flagship G650ER has set another city-pair speed record, flying from Singapore to San Francisco in 13 hours and 37 minutes. The flight, which departed Changi Airport, traveled the 7,475-nautical-mile route at an average speed of Mach 0.87. The flight was the last of a seven-leg mission that set speed records on each leg.

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The G650ER was joined in Toluca, Mexico, this week by the Savannah airframer’s new large-cabin G500, which made its debut in the static display at the annual AeroExpo. The G500 entered service last year and Gulfstream now has delivered more than 10.

Next up for the G500 is the 2019 Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition, which will take place next week in Kigali, Rwanda. There it will join the manufacturer's super-midsize G280 at the static display at Kigali International Airport.