Gulfstream G650ER Shatters Speed Record

Ultralong-range bizjet flies from New Jersey to Dubai in just over 11 hours.

Gulfstream G650ER
The Gulfstream G650ER boasts a range of right around 7,500 nm.Gulfstream

On its way to the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubai, which is taking place at the Dubai World Central from December 10 to 12, the Gulfstream G650ER took the opportunity to attempt a speed record between two major bizav airports. The ultralong-range twinjet took off from Teterboro, New Jersey, flew 6,142 nm at an average speed of Mach 0.90, and landed in Dubai 11 hours and two minutes later.

“No other aircraft offers the high-speed range utility that the G650ER does out of high-demand airports like Teterboro,” said Gulfstream’s president Mark Burns. “This proves yet again that the G650ER remains in a class by itself.”

While the record flight has not yet been approved by the National Aeronautic Association, the trip shattered the previous record between New York and Dubai by one hour and 48 minutes. If approved, the speed record will be Gulfstream’s 79th speed record. Gulfstream has delivered 325 G650 and G650ERs since the G650 was first certified in 2012. The extended range version of the luxury business jet received FAA certification two years later.