The all-new G500 from Gulfstream Aerospace has achieved eight new city-to-city speed records on all continents. These records were made as part of a world tour demonstration of the aircraft. In February, the G500 connected Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, the United States and Europe in record time. Among them, the plane flew from Singapore to Dubai in 6 hours and 54 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.90, and from Dubai to Lagos in Nigeria, in 7 hours and 35 minutes at the same speed.
The G500 record series continued in March when it linked Africa to South America with a flight from Luanda, Angola, to Foz Do Iguaçu International Airport in Brazil. The plane traveled at an average speed of Mach 0.90 to connect the continents in 8 hours and 13 minutes. The G500 then flew to Savannah in 7 hours and 40 minutes, also at Mach 0.90.
In total, the latest aircraft’s records includes:
Singapore to Dubai in 6 hours and 54 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Dubai to Lagos in 7 hours and 35 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Lagos to Bridgetown, Barbados, in 9 hours and 8 minutes at Mach 0.87.
From Bridgetown to Savannah in 3 hours and 45 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Abu Dhabi to Luanda, Angola, in 7 hours and 23 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Luanda to Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil, 8 hours and 13 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Foz Do Iguaçu to Savannah in 7 hours and 40 minutes at Mach 0.90.
Kona, Hawaii to Melbourne, Australia, in 10 hours and 37 minutes at Mach 0.85
Record files are awaiting approval from the National Aeronautic Association.