Gulfstream hosted a press conference today at EBACE13 to announce
setting 30 new aviation records. The
G280 was the star of the year setting 22 world records including Honolulu to
Savannah at an average speed of 569 mph.
The G650 had the fasted speed of 587 mph averaged from Washington to
Geneva. These records are for aircraft
in their class, not outright, but it’s still exciting to have new aircraft
pushing boundaries during a turbulent period for the industry. Jonathan Gaffney, the president of the
Federation Aeronautique Internationale (discussed in my round the world musings),
was on hand to present the awards.