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Gulfstream G550 Business Jet Sets New Speed Record

Posted by Chris Patten on Sep 20, 2011 2:30:00 PM

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A Gulfstream G550 ultra-long range business jet has set yet another speed record. The jet is equipped with Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines that help push the maximum range to 6,750nm at Mach 0.80, allowing the jet to fly non-stop from Tokyo to Paris.

This most recent record-setting flight took off from Savannah, GA’s Hilton Head International Airport and completed the 3,894nm flight to Campinas, Brazil in just 8 hours and 28 minutes. The luxury business jet averaged a cruising speed of 519mph over the ground.

The G550 represents the pinnacle of luxury travel offering seating for up to 18 passengers and a cabin with up to four living areas to make long flights more comfortable. Since its introduction in 2003, the G550 business jet has set more than 50 city-pair speed records.

Via Aviation Business

Topics: Gulfstream, g550