Gulfstream set two (as yet unconfirmed) city pair records on the way to EBACE: from Dallas to Washington DC, then from Washington to Geneva on its G280, serial number 2004.
On Friday the G280 departed Dallas, climbed to 43,000ft and cruised at Mach 0.75 to 0.80 (for acoustic tests), then accelerated to Mach 0.84 for the rest of the flight. It landed with NBAA IFR reserves at Dulles two hours, 20 minutes after takeoff. Senior international captain Chip Leonard flew this leg.
It then departed Dulles, climbed to 43,000ft, cruising at Mach 0.80, covering 3,682 nautical miles to Geneva for a seven hour, 47 minute flight time. Chief demonstration pilot, Brett Rundle, flew the aircraft to Geneva.
The aircraft will be on display at EBACE until May 16.
Gulfstream G280 pilots Brett Rundle and Chip Leonard