Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced Thursday that their all-new Gulfstream G700 achieved 25-speed records on its recently completed world tour. The company flew two fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft to more than 20 countries across six continents to demonstrate the aircraft’s performance capabilities and the flexibility and comfort of the most spacious cabin in the industry.
Notable record runs achieved by the G700 include:
• Savannah to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
in 12 hours, and 36 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90 to begin the
international portion of the tour.
• Istanbul, Turkey, to Van Don
International Airport in Vietnam, in 9 hours, and 2 minutes at an average
speed of Mach 0.90.
• Riyadh to Melbourne, Australia, in
13 hours, 39 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87.
• Christchurch, New Zealand, to Los Angeles in 12 hours, and 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87.
In total, the two G700 outfitted aircraft traveled 53,882 nautical miles over more than 180 hours of flying. The world tour speed records are pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
The two G700 production test aircraft interiors showcase the industry’s only ultra galley, with more than 10 feet of counter space; a grand suite with a fixed bed, and a bright spacious lavatory with full vanity and shower.