Gulfstream announces first North American G700 fleet customer
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced Flexjet as its first North American fleet customer for the new industry flagship, the all-new Gulfstream G700TM. The announcement was made during the unveiling of the G700, the most spacious aircraft in the industry with the longest range at the fastest speed.
“Flexjet’s customers have become accustomed to the unparalleled Gulfstream cabin experience,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G700 perfectly complements their existing Gulfstream fleet and combines the best of what we do – performance, innovation and comfort – with the largest cabin in the industry and the most advanced technology.”
The G700 will join Flexjet’s growing fleet of Gulfstream aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650ERTM, Gulfstream G500TM and Gulfstream G450TM.
“The Gulfstream G700, with its speed, range and versatility, will make an exceptional fractional offering,” said Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci. “We anticipate that it will be ideally suited for those companies that need occasional access to global markets and will be the pinnacle of our Red Label offering. It will be the fifth large-cabin aircraft type in the fleet as we continue our international expansion.”
The G700 introduces several advanced technologies to set a new standard in cabin comfort and design. Along with the tallest, widest and longest cabin in the industry, the G700 offers up to five living areas; an ultragalley that includes more than 10 feet of counter space, an extra-large refrigerator and a lounge or crew compartment; a six-place dining or conference table; and a master bedroom with an optional en suite bath with a shower and wardrobe closet. Myriad styling choices for all-new seat designs are also possible on the G700 as well as a three-place sofa certified for takeoff and landing.
The G700 cabin comfort is enhanced with 20 panoramic windows and an environment that combines 100 percent fresh air, the industry’s lowest cabin altitude and whisper-quiet sound levels. The G700 also introduces an all-new, Gulfstream-created lighting system that is the only true circadian system in the industry and can mimic sunrise and sunset to help passengers acclimate across continents and time zones.
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. It features the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight DeckTM with active control sidesticks and the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the industry.