Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft continue to demonstrate their unmatched performance excellence, maturity and reliability with tandem city-pair records from Asia to North America, the company said.
The sister aircraft flew together, each accomplishing the records in their respective weight classes.
On April 20, the G500 and G600 flew from Shanghai to Honolulu at an average speed of Mach 0.90. The G500 made the flight in 8 hours and 34 minutes, with the G600 arriving just one minute later at 8 hours and 35 minutes.
The next day, the two aircraft linked Pacific and Atlantic, traveling from Honolulu to Savannah, again at Mach 0.90. The G500 made the flight in 7 hours and 44 minutes, and the G600 clocked in at 7 hours and 49 minutes.
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G280â¢, the Gulfstream G550â¢, the Gulfstream G500â¢, the Gulfstream G600â¢, the Gulfstream G650â¢ and the Gulfstream G650ERâ¢.