Gulfstream’s G700 and G600 have accumulated some fresh international city-pair speed records between cities in the USA and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Gulfstream showcased the aircraft to customers and prospects.
On 23 October 2021, the fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft set a record from Houston, Texas, to Riyadh, flying 7,172 nautical miles (13,283km), its longest-distance flight to date. Using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the trip was flown at Mach 0.87 in just 13 hours and 40 minutes. Also on 23 October 2021, and with an SAF blend, the G600 departed Washington DC, and flew 6,146 nautical miles (11,382km) to Riyadh at Mach 0.88 for a total flight time of 11 hours and 39 minutes, adding another city-pair record.
“Gulfstream’s next-generation aircraft truly raise the bar for high performance, innovation and cabin comfort,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “These city-pair records showcase the ability of our aircraft to help our customers reach their destinations faster. The G700 is the most spacious, best-performing aircraft in the business jet industry, and we look forward to its entry into service, and for the G600, our customers are seeing first-hand what the aircraft can do for them, and its popularity continues to grow around the world.”