All-new Gulfstream G700 completes its first flight

All-new Gulfstream G700 completes its first flight General Dynamics’ announced today that its all-new Gulfstream G700 – the industry’s most spacious aircraft with the longest range at the fastest speeds, has completed its first flight, demonstrating the program’s maturity and officially launching its official flight-test program. The G700 departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 1:19 p.m. EST and landed two hours and […] - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

All-new Gulfstream G700 completes its first flight

All-new Gulfstream G700 completes its first flight

All-new Gulfstream G700 completes its first flight

General Dynamics’ announced today that its all-new Gulfstream G700 – the industry’s most spacious aircraft with the longest range at the fastest speeds, has completed its first flight, demonstrating the program’s maturity and officially launching its official flight-test program.

The G700 departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 1:19 p.m. EST and landed two hours and 32 minutes later. The aircraft made the flight on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel.

“The G700’s first flight is a momentous occasion and the next step forward in Gulfstream’s vision for the future, a vision that has been guided by the strategic leadership of our parent company, General Dynamics, and the innovation of the Gulfstream team,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “As the market leader, Gulfstream is moving the entire business-jet industry forward with advanced safety features, tomorrow’s technology and a cabin purposefully designed to exceed our customers’ expectations for comfort.”

The Gulfstream G700 was introduced as the new industry flagship in October 2019. The program includes five already manufactured flight-test aircraft and a structural test article that has completed load testing.


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The G700 features the longest,
widest and tallest cabin in the industry with 20 Gulfstream panoramic oval
windows and up to five living areas. The aircraft introduces many all-new
interior differentiators, including an ultra-galley with more than 10 feet of
counter space and a crew compartment or passenger lounge; the industry’s only
ultra-high-definition circadian lighting system; speakerless surround sound;
and a master suite with shower.

The G700 is powered by Rolls-Royce
Pearl 700 engines and refined with Gulfstream-designed aerodynamics and an
all-new winglet. The aircraft can fly at its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 for
6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers or at its long-range cruise of Mach 0.85
for 7,500 nm/13,890 km. The G700 also includes the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight
Deck with the industry’s only electronically linked active control sidesticks,
the most extensive use of touchscreen technology in business aviation and
Gulfstream’s award-winning Predictive Landing Performance
System.     

“The G700 brings the best
in the business together – the innovation of the G500 and G600 Symmetry Flight
Deck and the legendary performance of the G650ER – and we are excited to
deliver this exceptional aircraft to our customers,” said Burns.

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