Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that the Gulfstream G650ER has once again demonstrated its ability to go the distance by completing the farthest flight in its history.
On January 22, a G650ER, owned by Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited, flew 8,010 nautical miles/14,835 kilometers nonstop, traveling from Singapore Changi Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas with four passengers, including Wynn, and three crew members on board. The trip took 14 hours and 32 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.85, with tail winds of 76 knots. The G650ER landed with fuel in excess of the National Business Aviation Association instrument flight rules reserves.
“This flight demonstrates how powerful an aircraft the G650ER is,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “To be able to travel distances like this is remarkable and truly captures the essence of this aircraft. Its range and speed are just two of the many reasons for its success and will continue to be the driving forces behind the demand for this aircraft.”
At Mach 0.90, the G650ER can travel 6,400 nm/11,853 km. Its max speed is Mach 0.925. The G650ER is powered by twin Rolls-Royce BR725 engines.
“The G650ER is a game-changer,” said Wynn. “It’s a vital business tool that gives me peace of mind thanks to its superior range, speed, cabin comfort and enhanced safety features. I fly around the world for my business, and this aircraft takes me there. Gulfstream continuously goes above and beyond; the proof is in the performance.”
Wynn was one of the first G650 customers to receive a G650 when the aircraft entered service in 2012. He was also one of the first to upgrade to the extended range G650 when Gulfstream began offering the option last year. The aircraft has accumulated more than 1,115 flight hours and 545 landings.
Source: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Date: Feb 19, 2015