Gulfstream announced its new flagship, the 19-passenger business jet Gulfstream G700, on the eve of the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. During the event, Gulfstream President Mark Burns revealed a full-scale mockup of the G700 and showed a video of the aircraft taxiing under its own power at Gulfstream headquarters in Savannah.
Gulfstream expects the G700 to share a type rating with the company's recently-certificated G500 and G600. It will also share those models' cockpit technologies and flight systems.
The aircraft boasts the tallest, widest and longest cabin in the industry, Gulfstream says. The G700 can fly 7,500 nautical miles / 13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. The G700 will have Mach 0.925 maximum operating speed. All-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines power the G700 and, along with newly designed Gulfstream winglets, ensure the aircraft achieves high performance capabilities with its larger cabin. With up to five living areas, the G700 offers an extra-large galley with a passenger lounge or crew compartment; a six-place dining or conference room; and a master suite with shower. The G700's cabin, excluding the baggage compartment, will be 17.4m long and 2.5m wide.
In preparation for first flight, Gulfstream has already accomplished nearly 14,000 hours of lab testing. The company has successfully completed ground vibration testing, engine runs, loads calibration and all structural testing required for first flight.
Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries in 2022.