Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Biz Jets, Ag Flying, GA etc.
Reload this Page >

Longest Flight in a Bizjet

Biz Jets, Ag Flying, GA etc. The place for discussion of issues related to corporate, Ag and GA aviation. If you're a professional pilot and don't fly for the airlines then try here.

Longest Flight in a Bizjet

Old 26th Oct 2007, 12:58
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In the USA of course
Posts: 12
Longest Flight in a Bizjet

With new types and the capabilities of Bizjets ever increasing, we should expect to see some eye-popping records being set.

A customer of ours did Los Angeles - Riyadh, Saudi this week in a private B747-400; the flightplan distance was 7,782 nautical miles (14,412 kilometers) and they blocked it in 14.5 hours, landing with over an hour's gas in the tanks. That's an average speed of 537 knots.

Too far for me - anyone got any longer legs?
Delsey Drifter is offline  
Old 28th Oct 2007, 00:13
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Farnborough
Posts: 16
i know of a BBJ1 that did LAX-VKO (KLAX-UUWW) in 12hrs 15mins
EGLF_base is offline  
Old 28th Oct 2007, 04:50
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: ME
Posts: 5,434
With new types and the capabilities of Bizjets ever increasing
LAX-RUH is a normal sector for us with 30 year old technology..... but there again the B747-SP was unique

N737ER BBJ1 holds the longest in category range record with a delivery flight from SEA-JED, if i remember correctly, it was 15hrs40mins (Cant find it on google...)

mutt is offline  
Old 28th Oct 2007, 11:07
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: ITALY
Age: 70
Posts: 36
Am told that N767KA, Saudi based, did Auckland/Dubai in just over 18 Hrs !!
philleas fogg is offline  
Old 29th Oct 2007, 09:02
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Not on this planet
Posts: 205
I did Auckland to Wellington the other day in 38 minutes - does that qualify.

Did I mention that was all I did last week...

And this week.
123567 is offline  
Old 29th Oct 2007, 12:44
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Only upon request
Posts: 848
Boeing press release for Mutt


I know a G-V which flew Hawaii - Farnborough.
FLEXJET is offline  
Old 29th Oct 2007, 21:45
  #7 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: London
Posts: 105
I remember around 5 years ago doing the planning for a OERK-NFFN on a 767 (around 8000nm I think) which took them the best part of 19 hours I recall...

Buzzz is offline  
Old 30th Oct 2007, 00:34
  #8 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Zealand
Age: 68
Posts: 322
long distance corporate flights

Met the crew of a BBJ in Riyadh that did their maiden flight from Seattle to Riyadh non stop, I believe it was 5800 nautical, I believe they held the record fo the longest flight in a BBJ, maybe they still do.
NZ X man is offline  
Old 30th Oct 2007, 04:06
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 49
i thought the gulfstream g550 could do somewhere around 6500 nm (6750 nm on their website with 4 crew, 8 passengers) so syd-lax should be able to just do it (not sure about etops rules)
xxgunnerxx is offline  
Old 30th Oct 2007, 07:58
  #10 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Switzerland
Age: 50
Posts: 382
my personal "best" in a G-V: London Luton to Buenos Aires.

6469 NM ESAD, 14h50 flight time, 2700lbs on board at shutdown, which on that day was final reserve + alternate + 20 minutes hold...

what a plane..
FlyMD is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.