Rolls-Royce engines will power Gulfstream G800
Rolls-Royce’s Pearl 700 engines have been selected to power the all-new Gulfstream G800 ultra-long business jet. The engine, the most powerful business jet propulsion offering Rolls-Royce has produced , was purpose-designed for Gulfstream and is on track to receive its certification next year. The engine is also due to power the new G700 aircraft.
“Our whole business aviation team is very excited about t6this latest success,” said Dr Dirk Geisinger, director, Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce. “The Pearl 700 is a pioneering product, that brings together our latest technology to deliver outstanding efficiency. It is part of our commitment to reach net zero operations and [the Pearl 700] has already proved its ability to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. We are now in the final phase of the engine certification programme and everybody at our team is fully committed to support a smooth entry into service of the Pearl 700 next year.”
The Pearl 700 has an 8% increase in take-off thrust, at 18,250lb, compared with the BR725 engine. It also offers a 5% higher efficiency, while maintaining its low noise and emissions performance. The result is an engine that can propel customers nearly as fast as the speed of sound (Mach 0.925).
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, said: “Gulfstream and Rolls-Royce have been doing business together since the Gulfstream I, introduced more than 60 years ago, and we know our customers will greatly benefit from the performance capabilities and efficiencies of these engines. Rolls‑Royce’s after-market support also dovetails excellently with Gulfstream Customer Support, further enhancing our customers ’ownership experience.”
The Pearl engine family is also part of the Rolls-Royce IntelligentEngine family. This includes a new-generation Engine Health Monitoring System that introduces advanced vibration detection. It is also enabled for bi-directional communications, allowing for remote reconfiguration of engine-monitoring features from the ground.