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Gulfstream G650 Update: Shanghai to Newark City-Pair Record Set

May 16, 2013, TCA support

The Gulfstream G650 again showed its outstanding capabilities in a 6,855 mile, 13 hour, 32 minute flight, setting a city-pair speed record between Shanghai and Newark.

Gulfstream reported “The ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 took off from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at 10:38 p.m. local time on April 18 with five passengers and four crew members on board. Once airborne, Air Traffic Control restrictions required that the aircraft spend the first hour traveling below 31,000 feet (9,500 m) before climbing to its normal cruising altitude of 41,000 to 51,000 feet (12,500 to 15,500 m). The aircraft cruised at speeds between Mach 0.85 and 0.88, resulting in an average speed of 506 knots from takeoff to touchdown.

The aircraft arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport 13 hours and 32 minutes later at 12:10 a.m. local time. Due to limited visibility conditions near the airport, the crew used Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System (EVS II), a standard feature on the G650, during approach and landing. Gulfstream aircraft equipped with EVS have operational credit to proceed from decision height to a 100-foot altitude when using EVS for low-visibility approaches.”

Avjet continues to be a world leader in helping executive travelers with the purchase of new G650 positions for their private air travel needs. If you would like more information on how Avjet can leverage its Gulfstream expertise to your advantage, contact or call (818) 841-6190.

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