The latest and greatest Gulfstream business jet, the G700, completed its first flight on 14 February.
The G700 was introduced as the new Gulfstream flagship in October 2019 with a full-scale cabin mock-up and an aircraft taxiing under its own power. The program includes five already manufactured flight-test aircraft and a structural test article that has completed load testing.
The G700 features the longest, widest and tallest cabin in its class with 20 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows and up to five living areas. 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 and Gulfstream’s award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System. Deliveries are due to start in 2022.