Discover the new Gulfstream G700
Officially launched at the NBAA Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas in October 2019, the new Gulfstream G700 is the largest, and most luxurious aircraft ever built by the Savannah, Georgia based manufacturer. Its longer cabin can accommodate up to five zones and includes 20 windows for maximum natural light.
As often with Gulfstream, the actual test aircraft over delivered on their promises; their new flagship aircraft will offer even greater range, speed, and passenger comfort than previously announced.
Notably, the G700’s range has been extended to 7,750 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 6,650 nautical miles at Mach 0.90, signifying a significant 250-nautical-mile increase in range at both speeds compared to the initial projections. This means that from London, you can reach as far as Tokyo, Honk Kong or Buenos Aires.
The maximum operating Mach number has also been raised from Mach 0.925 to Mach 0.935, now matching the top speed of the midsize Cessna Citation X+… known as the fastest private jet yet in operation.
The G700 shares its fly-by-wire state of the art cockpit with the G500/G600: active control sidesticks and Honeywell Primus Epic flight deck with synthetic and enhanced vision systems enabling a common type rating, a huge plus for fleet operators.
Furthermore, the cabin altitude has been lowered by 2,840 feet to 41,000 feet, promising passengers a more comfortable and less fatiguing travel experience.
As of now, the G700’s flight-test program is close to being completed, with a total of over 4,100 flight hours logged by five flight-test aircraft and two production-test aircraft outfitted for service. The two fully outfitted G700 aircraft have flown approximately 246,000 nm /455,592 km and set more than 45 city-pair speed records confirming its position as a leader in the ultra-long range jet category.
Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream, emphasised the comprehensive flight-test program, noting that the G700 is the first business aircraft to undergo FAA certification following the passing of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act. This rigorous testing approach ensures that Gulfstream will deliver a highly matured and extensively tested aircraft, exceeding expectations in terms of speed, range, and cabin comfort.
It has also been announced by the Gulfstream team that the certification for the G700’s shorter counterpart, the G800, is anticipated to follow in mid-2024. Jetflo monitors the development of the aviation evolution to make sure to offer the best possible solution for your aviation requirements now and in the future. The current developments at Gulfstream are another milestone in the future of long-haul private jet travel.
The Gulfstream G700 will compete directly with Bombardier’s Global 7500 similar in terms of cabin size, speed and range. However, the Bombardier Global 7500 has already been flying for the last 2 to 3 years giving them a head start over their competitor. Despite this, our sources at Gulfstream have confirmed that the entire production for the next 2 years of the G700 is already sold out, confirming that there is no shortage of buyers for this very high-end type of products.
The JetFlo team had the pleasure of visiting one of these exceptional aircraft at the Le Bourget Air Show 2023 last June. We are looking forward to offering this experience to our charter client’s after its certification and service launch scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.
- Typical passenger capacity: 19
- Max Range at Mach 0.85: 7,750nm/ 14,353 KM
- Cruise speed: 488 kts/904 km/h
- Cabin height: 6.3 ft/ 1.91 m
- Cabin width: 8.17 ft/ 2.49 m
- Cabin length: 56.9 ft/ 17.35 m
- Cabin volume: 2,556 cu ft
- Typical price: $78,000,000 to $82,000,000.
- Production dates: 2023 – current
- First deliveries expected late 2023
- Engines: Rolls-Royce Pearl Series