Gulfstream announced the Gulfstream G700 will deliver even better performance and greater cabin comfort than initially announced.
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During certification flying, the aircraft has demonstrated increases in range and speed as well as improvements in cabin altitude. The G700’s range has increased to 7,750 nautical miles/14,353 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 6,650 nm/12,316 km at Mach 0.90, gaining 250 nm/463 km at both speeds over original projections. The G700’s maximum operating speed has also increased to Mach 0.935 from Mach 0.925, giving it the highest speed in the Gulfstream fleet.
In the cabin, the lowest cabin altitude in business aviation has been further reduced to 2,840 feet/866 meters while flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m, providing even more comfort for passengers. Throughout the flight test program, two fully outfitted G700 aircraft have traveled the world testing the interior and giving customers the opportunity to experience the industry’s most spacious cabin, which also features whisper-quiet noise levels, 20 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows and 100% fresh air.
To date, these two aircraft have flown approximately 246,000 nm/455,592 km and set more than 45 city pair speed records, demonstrating the G700 program’s maturity. Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800 Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines have earned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, bringing the aircraft program another step closer towards entry into service and customer deliveries. The G700 and G800 feature high-speed, aerodynamic Gulfstream wing design as well as an all-new winglet designed for the two new aircraft.
Along with the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, these innovations help reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The G700 and G800 both include the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck with the industry’s only electronically linked active control sidesticks, the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in business aviation and Gulfstream’s Predictive Landing Performance System. ■