Gulfstream G700 sets first city-pair speed records


The Gulfstream G700, the largest aircraft in the US-based OEM’s fleet, has set its first city-pair speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar, and then from Doha to Paris.

The fully outfitted production test aircraft connected Savannah to Doha, a distance of 6,711 nm (12,428 km), at an average speed of Mach 0.88 in 13 hours and 16 minutes. The aircraft then set its second record from Doha to Paris, flying 2,953 nm (5,469 km) in six hours and 15 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90.

Sustainability was also a factor, for the Savannah to Doha flight. Gulfstream fuelled the G700 with a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and carbon offsets have been applied for both flights.

“These were the first international flights for the G700 and it performed exceptionally well, setting two new records in the process,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are excited to introduce the G700 in person to customers in the Middle East and Europe and are proud that we can do so while also demonstrating our commitment to sustainability at the same time.”

The G700 cabin can be configured for up to five living areas with options for an “ultra-galley” with 10 ft of counter space; a dedicated crew space; an entertainment and presentation area; six-place conference and dining area; and a grand suite with shower.

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