The Gulfstream Aerospace company declared a new record of speed of private airplane’s flagman G650ER. This time the business jet has flown by for record time between Sydney and Los Angeles.
Private airplane Gulfstream G650ER has left the airport of Sydney on March 11 at 7:11 p.m. of local time and has landed at the international airport of Los Angeles on March 11 at 1:51 p.m. of local time. Flight by range of 6620 nautical miles / 12260 kilometers has taken 12 hours and 40 minutes with an average cruiser speed 0,86 Max.
The record has been approved by National association of aeronautics of the USA and expects approval by the International Aviation Federation as a world record.
“This last record of speed is one more demonstration of excellent opportunities of G650ER”, – Scott Neil, the senior vice-president for the world sales and marketing of the Gulfstream company has told. “Unsurpassed range and speed of G650ER allows operators quickly and to reach effectively to bigger number of places without landings. Any other business airplane cannot reach from Sydney to Los Angeles quicker, than G650ER”.
Gulfstream announced modification of an ultradistant leader in May, 2014 at the EBACE exhibition. The updated airplane has flying range of 7500 nautical miles / 13890 kilometers at a speed of 0,85M and 6400 miles / 11853 km on 0,90M. In comparison with original modification which has been put into operation at the end of 2012 increase in range has made 500 miles / 926 km. G650ER is almost identical to G650, except for the bigger maximum parking and take-off weight increased by 4000 pounds (1814 kg) of a fuel reserve and, respectively. At the same time the weight of the empty airplane remained invariable, thereby having kept 1400 pounds of payload at full fuelling. The take-off distance of G650ER (standard conditions at sea level) has increased to 6299 feet (1920 m) from 5858 feet (1785 m) at G650. The fuel tank capacity in wings increases thanks to modernization of a fuel system. Changes are also made to the software of system of dosing of fuel and a control system of flight.
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