A Gulfsteam G650 has set a new world record for the fastest westbound, around-the-world flight for a non-supersonic aircraft (Photo: Gulfstream)
The Gulfstream flight crew for the G650's around-the-world record from left: Tom Horne, Bud Ball, Eric Parker, Ross Oetjen and John McGrath (Photo: Gulfstream)
Even before it received type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in September 2012, the Gulfstream G650 was racking up the records, thanks in large part to its Mach 0.925 top speed. The latest record it has claimed is for the fastest westbound, around-the-world flight for a non-supersonic aircraft, which the G650 completed in 41 hours and seven minutes.
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