Gulfstream G800: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide
Competing at the forefront of business jets, the G800’s flight capabilities make it one of the most impressive business jets available – particularly as it has the lowest list price of any ultra-long range business aircraft.
First announced in October 2021 and with deliveries expected to start in H1 2023, the G800 is the flagship aircraft for Gulfstream – the renowned Savannah, Georgia based Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
The 16 large oval windows that make the aircraft unmistakably a Gulfstream, are one of the standout features of the cabin.
The G800 retains the original interior dimensions of the G650ER: 6 ft 3 in (1.91m) in high, 8 ft 2 in (2.49m) wide, and a length of 46 ft 10 in (14.27m) excluding the baggage compartment.
These dimensions provide a substantial amount of room for passengers to travel comfortably on even the longest of journeys – but other ultra-long range aircraft such as the Falcon 10x offer an even larger cabin.
Depending on the cabin layout, the G800 can seat up to 19 passengers and sleep up to 10. The cabin includes a forward and aft lavatory – as well as four distinct zones including the forward galley that can be configured with a dedicated crew compartment.
Most G800’s are likely to be configured to carry between 15 and 17 passengers with at least one three-person divan and a set of four seats in a club suite configuration.
The cabin benefits from a cabin altitude of 2,916 ft at a cabin altitude of 41,000 sq ft. The lower the cabin altitude, the more oxygen is in the cabin – making passengers feel more comfortable during flight – and more refreshed once the aircraft has reached its destination. The cabin also features plasma-ionisation to purify the 100% fresh air that is renewed every two to three minutes within the cabin.
Like other ultra-long range business jets, the G800 has a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 ft, which is c.10,000 ft higher than the maximum operating altitude of commercial airliners.
The higher the maximum cruise altitude, the easier it is to fly above weather and other air traffic – reducing the potential for routing delays when in flight.
The G800 has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925 (709 mph / 1,141 kmph)
1.5 hours on flights longer than 6,500 nm/12,038 km (Time savings based on difference between traveling at Mach 0.80 and Mach 0.90).
OEMs are in a perpetual race to build the furthest flying purpose-built business aircraft – with Gulfstream and Bombardier in particular going head-to-head to hold this title. With a theoretical range of 8,000nm (9,206 miles / 14,816km) – the G800 currently shares this title with the Bombardier Global 8000.
This range theoretically allows passengers to fly non-stop between city pairs such as Dubai and Honolulu, Hong Kong and Houston, and London and Perth. This range based on eight passengers, four crew and fuel reserves – however the range for actual flights will be impacted by the speed the aircraft flies at, air traffic control delays, and weather (particularly head winds). And the vast majority of real life missions will also be significantly shorter.
The G800 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, which are a stretched variant of the Rolls-Royce BR725 engines that power the Gulfstream G650. The engines use efficient engine cores and a new low-pressure system – which increases take-off thrust by 8% compared to i
resulting in an 8% increase in take-off thrust at 18,250lb compared to the BR725 engine.
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The engine offers a 12% better thrust-to-weight ratio and 5% higher efficiency, while maintaining its class-leading low noise and emissions performance. All this while propelling customers nearly as fast as the speed of sound.
6,000 ft (1,829m)
Avionics Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck (Ten touch-screen displays—the most extensive use in business aviation—work in sync with Phase-of-Flight intelligence to reduce the number of switches in the flight deck.)
Active control sidesticks (increase nonverbal communication between pilots through tactile cues)
Combined Vision System
Dual Heads Up Displays
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Priced at $71.5m
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Gulfstream Aerospace delivered 111 business aircraft in 2023, 89 large cabin and 22 mid cabin aircraft. In Q4, Gulfstream delivered 39 aircraft, 32 large cabin and 7 mid cabin aircraft