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Gulfstream cracks another record with the G550

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 15, 2019
A file image of a Gulfstream G550. (Gulfstream)
A file image of a Gulfstream G550. (Gulfstream)

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s G550 business jet’s penchant for breaking records shows little sign of waning, with the aircraft setting a new speed mark during a recent trip between Shanghai and Seattle.

The G550 completed the 5,123nm trip in 10 hours and 29 minutes, Gulfstream said in a statement on Tuesday (US time), flying at an average speed of Mach 0.85.

The company said it was the 55th record set by the G550.

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Pending approval from the United States National Aeronautic Association, flight details will be sent to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record.

“The G550 never fails to impress as it continues to break records and uphold its lasting reputation, demonstrating why the G550 is a consistent choice for business aviation and special missions operations.” Gulfstream president Mark Burns said in a statement.

Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, the G550 has a maximum range of 6,750nm at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80.

The aircraft seats up to 19 passengers and sleeps up to eight.

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In April, Gulfstream’s ultra long-range G650ER shattered a short-lived speed record of rival Bombardier’s Global 7500, as well as clocking the longest non-stop business jet flight in history.

The G650ER knocked 44 minutes off the time set only a month earlier on a non-stop flight between Singapore and Tucson , Arizona.


VIDEO: A profile of the G550 from the Gulfstream YouTube channel.

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