A little over a month before NBAA 2023 – which will be held from October 17 to 19 in Las Vegas – there is no respite in the field of high-end business jet competition. Gulfstream announces performance superior to initial calculations for its latest addition, the G700 twinjet.
A G700 more efficient than expected
The competition for high-end business jets has not dried up, witness the latest announcement from Gulfstream Aerospace, which announced on September 5, 2023 that the all-new Gulfstream G700 will offer superior performance and comfort. to what was initially announced. “During certification flights, the aircraft demonstrated an increase in range and speed, as well as an improvement in cabin altitude. The G700’s range increased to 7,750 miles nautical, i.e. 4,353 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 6,650 nm or 12,316 km at Mach 0.90, i.e. a gain of 250 nm equivalent to 463 km compared to the initial forecasts”, specifies the aircraft manufacturer from Savannah.
Cabin speed and altitude
Cabin speed and altitude, strong arguments for potential customers, come back to the fore… Or rather the cabin, one would be tempted to say. The G700’s speed has also increased from Mach 0.925 to Mach 0.935, making it the fastest speed in the Gulfstream fleet. In the cabin, the lowest altitude in business aviation has been further reduced to 2,840 feet or 866 meters while flying at 41,000 feet or 12,497 m, providing improved passenger comfort. “We are undertaking one of the most comprehensive flight test programs, as the G700 is the first business jet to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration following the passage of the 2020 Act. Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “As a result, (…) our certification efforts continue and we look forward to delivering the G700 to customers around the world.”
4100 hours of test flight on 5 aircraft
Throughout the flight test program, two fully equipped G700 aircraft were on a promotional tour of the aircraft, traveling the world to test the aircraft’s interior and give customers the opportunity to see it. do the experience. The G700 cabin also features a very low noise level, 20 panoramic Gulfstream oval windows and 100% fresh air. To date So far, these two aircraft have flown approximately 246,000 nm or 455,592 km and set more than 45 city-to-city speed records. The G700 flight test program is nearing completion, with more than 4,100 flight hours on five flight test aircraft, in addition to the two equipped production test aircraft.