Gulfstream raises G700 range to 7,750 nautical miles, max speed to Mach 0.935


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Gulfstream has increased the official maximum range and speed of its flagship G700. The first G700s are set to be delivered later this year.

The aircraft’s range has increased to 7,750 nautical miles (nm)/14,353 km at Mach 0.85 or 6,650 nm/12,316 km at Mach 0.90. This is 250 nm/463 km higher than Gulfstream pledged at launch. The aircrafts maximum operating speed has increased to Mach 0.935 from Mach 0.925. This makes it the fastest Gulfstream aircraft.

Bombardier’s Global 7500 has a maximum range of 7,700nm with a top speed of Mach 0.925.

“We are undertaking one of the most extensive flight test programs as the G700 is the first business aircraft to undergo Federal Aviation Administration certification following the passage of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “As a result, we will be delivering an extremely mature, rigorously tested aircraft that will outperform expectations in speed, range and cabin comfort. Our certification efforts continue to advance, and we look forward to delivering the G700 to customers around the world.”

Gulfstream has also lowered the cabin altitude to 2,840 feet/866 meters while flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m. It says this is the lowest for all business aircraft.

The manufacturer has five aircraft for more than 4,100 test hours. It hopes to get the aircraft certificated by the FAA before the end of the year.

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