Gulfstream recently set a new speed record for the Gulfstream G450 business jet for flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The aircraft took off at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport at 10:50 am. local time on June 7, 2010. It flew 1,694 nautical miles at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85, landing 3 hours and 58 minutes later at 1:48 p.m. local time at Hong Kong International Airport.
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) confirmed the flight as a U.S. record and forwarded the figures to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) in Switzerland for approval as a world record.