Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s G150 demonstration aircraft recently set a world speed record between Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, and Geneva, Switzerland, beating the existing record by 37 minutes.
The wide-cabin, high-speed aircraft travelled the 2,464 nautical miles (4,563 km) between the two cities in 5 hours and 6 minutes. Its average cruise speed was Mach 0.80.
Pilots for the flight were International Captains David Steinfeldt and Nick Rose. The aircraft, en route to the 2011 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), carried four passengers.
The G150 has a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 km) at its normal cruise speed of Mach 0.80.
The National Aeronautic Association has confirmed the record and sent it to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Switzerland for approval as a world record.