Gulfstream’s flagship G650 business jet landed at Paris-le Bourget Airport Saturday for the 50th annual Paris Air Show with three new city-pair records on its résumé — Savannah to Paris, Nice to São Paulo and Las Vegas to Madrid.
The records are pending confirmation by the National Aeronautic Association.
The most significant record was a 3,899-nautical-mile sprint between Savannah and Paris that broke a record held for 25 years by the Gulfstream GIV. The G650, with three crew members and five passengers on board, left Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Friday, arriving in Paris-le Bourget in 7 hours and 12 minutes, shaving more than an hour off the GIV’s time of 8 hours and 16 minutes.
The aircraft flew at an average speed of Mach 0.90.