由飞机制造商示范团队驾驶的 G500 ，飞行时间 4 小时 17 分钟内以 548.8 英里/小时的平均速度抵达旧金山，而返回航程则多花了1分钟。
Gulfstream has become the first company to receive the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) “Sustainable Wings” certification. It earned the certification for its record-setting round trip from its Savannah, Georgia headquarters to San Francisco on July 24 2021 using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight in a G500 flown by the airframer’s demonstration team reached San Francisco in four hours and 17 minutes at an average speed of 548.8 mph, while the return leg took a minute longer.
The certification recognizes records that are set using SAF, which is a fully certified drop-in replacement for standard jet-A and provides lifetime CO2 emissions reductions over fossil fuels.
Operators of record-setting flights achieved using fuel that meets the ASTM international standards for SAF can apply under the Sustainable Wings program, and a special seal will be added to NAA’s certificate of record for the flight.
湾流总裁马克伯恩斯指出，这一认可不仅会提高 SAF 的知名度，而且会突出其易用性，因为该行业正在努力增加全球可再生燃料的可用性。
该组织总裁格雷格·普林西帕托 (Greg Principato) 表示：“航空业必须变得更加可持续，而且正在变得更加可持续，”并补充说，它相信这项新认证将进一步推动这一点。“作为一个多世纪以来美国航空的官方记录保存者，NAA 有责任认识到这一点并鼓励使用可持续燃料和做法。”
Gulfstream president Mark Burns noted that the recognition will not only increase the visibility of SAF but highlight its ease of use as the industry works to increase renewable fuel availability around the globe.
“Aviation must become more sustainable and is becoming more sustainable,” said Greg Principato, the organization’s president, adding that it believes this new certification will further advance that. “As the official recordkeeper of American aviation for more than a century, it is incumbent on NAA to recognize this and to encourage the use of sustainable fuels and practices.”