The team at Gulfstream Aerospace HQ is celebrating after the G700 jet racked up multiple speed records during a recent world tour.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, the G700 flew to more than 20 countries across six continents with speeds hitting Mach 0.90.
In total, Gulfstream claims the executive aircraft amassed 25 speed records although these are pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream, lauded the achievement and said the G700’s performance “exceeded even our own high expectations”.
Notable record runs achieved by the G700 include:
• Savannah to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 12 hours, 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, 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, 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87
“The G700 world tour was a tremendous success. We knew the aircraft would perform exceptionally well, and they exceeded even our own high expectations for both reliability and performance across a variety of routes,” Burns explained.
He added: “Showcasing the outfitted aircraft to our customers and prospects around the world bolstered the already strong demand we are seeing for the G700.”
In total, the two G700 outfitted aircraft traveled 53,882 nautical miles/99,789 kilometers over more than 180 hours of flying.