General Aviation Gulfstream announces new G400 and G800 business jets
U.S.-Manufacturer Gulfstream has announced two new business jets: The G800 and the G400.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has introduced two new aircraft to its business jet line-up. The G800 will become the longest-range aircraft in the company´s history and the G400 is the first aircraft in the large-cabin class Gulfstream has introduced for over 10 years.
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, confirmed: “Today marks a major milestone and investment in our company’s future with the introduction of the G800, our fastest longest-range aircraft yet, and the G400, the industry’s first new large-cabin aircraft in more than a decade.”
The aircraft were announced over the course of an event held at Gulfstream´s Savannah headquarters. The two business jets represent the company´s progress in technology and environmental sustainability.
Both aircraft are featuring new technologies in the cabin and on the flight deck. Both the G800 and G400 have electronically linked active control sidesticks installed, as well as 10 touch-screen displays. In the cabin, only 100% fresh air provides additional health and safety enhancements on board.
According to Gulfstream, the G800 has a range of 8,000 nautical miles (13,816 kilometres) at Mach 0.85, the longest in the Gulfstream aircraft portfolio. The aircraft is being powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and can seat up to 19 passengers. In 2023, the G800 is expected to celebrate its entry-into-service.
“We designed the ultralong-range G800 to extend our customers’ reach to more people and places around the world,” explained Burns. “The G800 redefines what it means to go farther faster in a Gulfstream and offers even more time savings with its impressive range at high speed.”
The G400 offers “combination of long-range, high-speed performance; cabin comfort; and environmental efficiency“, Gulfstream said. The aircraft is capable of flying for 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 kilometres) at Mach 0.85 and is being powered by Pratt& Whitney PW812GA engines.
12 passengers can be accommodated on board the G400 and the signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience is installed with 10 panoramic oval windows. Deliveries for the G400 are anticipated to start in 4 years.
About the G400, Burns said: “The G400 was conceived and designed with direct customer input. It features revolutionary reliability and safety features we pioneered with our award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck and the largest cabin in its class, making it an outstanding addition to our next-generation fleet […] The aircraft re-envisions this market segment with its maximum operational flexibility and enhanced cabin comfort.”
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