G500
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G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Sun May 13, 2012 7:52 pm

A few years ago Gulfstream flew Beijing-Savannah, Georgia non-stop to show the long-range capabilities of the G550... I wonder what city pair they will connect this time with the G650 to show off its range.

"The green, unpainted aircraft, flying under an experimental certificate, flew IAD-GVA at an altitude of 43,000 feet at speeds of Mach .90 to Mach .92, over a ground track of 7,000 km (3,780 nm). Gulfstream said it will apply for a city-pair speed record from the National Aeronautic Association"


http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne...ompletes-first-transoceanic-flight

[Edited 2012-05-13 12:58:28]
 
runway23
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Sun May 13, 2012 8:18 pm

Not all the news is positive today for the G650:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...overshadowed-by-ntsb-probe-371778/
 
G500
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Sun May 13, 2012 8:46 pm

Quoting runway23 (Reply 1):
Not all the news is positive today for the G650:

yeah I saw that, the more reason to take the G650 abroad and show it off...
 
runway23
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Sun May 13, 2012 9:45 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 2):
yeah I saw that, the more reason to take the G650 abroad and show it off...

Problem is that flight global ran that article on the first page of today's EBACE magazine.

Luckily today was only a press and exhibitor set up day, but many people will have read that article.
 
njxc500
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Mon May 14, 2012 1:32 am

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
Quoting g500 (Reply 2):
yeah I saw that, the more reason to take the G650 abroad and show it off...

Problem is that flight global ran that article on the first page of today's EBACE magazine.

Luckily today was only a press and exhibitor set up day, but many people will have read that article.

And this one is significantly more harsh....

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...s-preceded-g650-crash-ntsb-371677/

Congrats are in order for the performance, but this is some disturbing reading for a company like Gulfstream....
 
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Mon May 14, 2012 3:38 am

I realise it is not this simple but I always wondered why Gulfstream has resisted installing slats on their wings.


They certainly make for a more forgiving airfoil at higher angles of attack.
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G500
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Mon May 14, 2012 10:14 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 5):
I realise it is not this simple but I always wondered why Gulfstream has resisted installing slats on their wings.

that doesn't seem to be a huge problem, I've done 12 hour flights out of 6000ft runways
 
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RE: G650 First Atlantic Flt, IAD-GVA In Only 6.8 Hours

Mon May 14, 2012 2:01 pm

600 kts / 690 mph at one point- wow!

09:07AM 50.8333 -58.2667 29° Northeast 600 690 43,000 Level Moncton Center

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N.../20120512/1100Z/KIAD/LSGG/tracklog
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.

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