Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. (Gulfstream), the offshoot of General Dynamics, has announced that the engines which will power both newly designed jets, the Gulfstream G700 and G800 have been certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This brings the all-new business jets one major step towards overall certification and entry into service.
“We are excited about this latest advancement towards G700 and G800 certification,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G700 and G800 are introducing new standards for efficiency and performance in the business aviation industry thanks to the combination of Gulfstream aerodynamics and the Pearl 700’s efficiencies. We are seeing great demand for the technology, cabin comfort and ultralong-range capabilities the G700 and G800 will provide our customers.”
The G700 and G800 feature high-speed, aerodynamic Gulfstream wing design as well as an all-new winglet designed for the two new jets. Together with the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, these innovations will help to lower fuel consumption and emissions.
The G700 features the most spacious cabin in the industry and has the ability to fly up to 6,650 nautical miles/12,316 kilometres at Mach 0.90 or 7,750 nm/14,353 km at Mach 0.85, while its maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935 makes it in the Gulfstream fleet’s fastest aircraft. The G800 can travel 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.90 and 8,000 nm/14,816 km at Mach 0.85, the greatest range in the business aviation industry.
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 award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System.
Cabin-wise, the G700 and G800 feature the Gulfstream Cabin Experience with 100% fresh air, the industry’s lowest cabin altitude, whisper-quiet noise levels and abundant natural light from iconic Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows.