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GULFSTREAM V FLIES NONSTOP FROM NEW YORK TO TOKYO
Gulfstream V Serial Number 502, the aircraft in which B/CA flew around the world in mid April (June, page 66), set a key record in late summer. The G-V became the first business jet to fly nonstop from New York (Teterboro Airport) to Tokyo, a distance of 6,113 nm. The aircraft flew at 0.80 Mach and at altitudes up to FL 510. Fuel burn was 38,050 pounds. Time en route was 13.4 hours.