With its G700 flight test programme nearing completion, Gulfstream has revealed that the new aircraft will deliver even better performance and greater cabin comfort than initially announced.
The G700 has demonstrated increases in range which has increased to 7,750 nautical miles/14,353 kilometres 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 maximum operating speed has also increased to Mach 0.935 from Mach 0.925.
The aircraft manufacturer has also reduced cabin altitude to 2,840 feet/866 metres while flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m. This provides more comfort for passengers and Gulfstream says this cabin altitude is the lowest in business aviation.
“We are undertaking one of the most extensive flight test programmes as the G700 is the first business aircraft to undergo Federal Aviation Administration certification following the passage of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act,” said Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream.
“As a result, we will be delivering an extremely mature, rigorously tested aircraft that will outperform expectations in speed, range and cabin comfort. Our certification efforts continue to advance, and we look forward to delivering the G700 to customers around the world.”