General Aviation Gulfstream introduces the new G700 flagship
Aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream has introduced its new flagship to the market: The all-new G700.
Over the course of an event at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Gulfstream has introduced the new G700. According to Gulfstream, the flagship is the best-performing business-jet in the industry and blends ultralong-range speed with new cutting-edge innovations on board.
The G700 can fly 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 kilometers) at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nautical miles (11,853 kilometers) at mach 0,90. It has the widest and longest cabin in the industry and is the product of Gulfstream´s decades-long investment in research and development.
Gulfstream President Mark Burns commented: “The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative products and unites them with cutting-edge advances to create an all-new, advanced-technology aircraft that redefines safety, comfort and range at speed [...] This announcement is the biggest news in business aviation history and is the result of the investments General Dynamics made to develop Gulfstream technology for Gulfstream products. Thanks to our nearly 18,000 employees around the world, the G700 is continuing a long Gulfstream tradition: raising the bar for ourselves and the industry.”
The cabin offers up to five living areas and an extra-large ultra galley with a passenger lounge or crew compartment. Moreover, a conference and dining room and a master suite with a shower have been installed.
Furthermore, the new cabin amenities include the most advanced circadian lighting system in aviation. This technology, which was developed and tested by Gulfstream, recreates sunsets and sunrises through thousands of amber and white LEDs. This is set to reduce the physical impact of traveling halfway around the world.
On the flight deck, Gulfstream installed the Symmetry Flight Deck and other new safety innovations. Active-control sidesticks and more touchscreens have been put into test over the past yeast of developing this aircraft. Moreover, the G700 comes with the Predictive Landing Performance System, which gives pilots advanced information of potential runway excursions. All these new innovations ultimately lead to better situational awareness and safety during all phases of the flight.
Gulfstream hopes to deliver its first G700 in 2022. Until then, a flight-test fleet of six aircraft will undergo performance tests. In preparation for the first flight, Gulfstream has already accomplished nearly 14,000 hours of lab testing.
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