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September 03, 2021

Gulfstream G700 Sets International City-Pair Speed Records

Test Aircraft Connects Savannah, Doha and Paris

The Gulfstream G700, set its first ever city-pair speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar, and then from Doha to Paris. The G700 is the largest in the Gulfstream’s fleet. The record breaking flight connected Savannah to Doha, a distance of 6,711 nautical miles, at an average speed of Mach 0.88 in 13 hours and 16 minutes, according to the company. The aircraft then set another city-pair record from Doha to Paris, flying 2,953 nm in 6 hours and 15 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90. For the Savannah to Doha flight, Gulfstream fueled the G700 with a blend of sustainable aviation fuel. Carbon offsets are being applied for both flights.

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Bristow And Electra Work Together For eSTOL Certification

The Firms Will Collaborate To Market And Develop The Aircraft

Bristow Group and, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a Joint Development Agreement and Purchase Agreement. The two firms will work together on the technical development, marketing and certification of Electra’s hybrid-electric short take-off and landing aircraft, seeking to collaborate on 50 aircraft. In addition to seeking certification with the FAA, EASA and Transport Canada the two companies also aim to focus on “middle mile” logistics.

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