The largest private jet in the world has been unveiled by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics): the Gulfstream G700 TM. The new plane has been dubbed as the company’s flagship aircraft. It goes far, fast and takes passengers on a luxurious experience in the skies.
Gulfstream announced the new G700 as the 2019 edition of the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas was set to begin.
At the event, Gulfstream President Mark Burns displayed a mockup of the new plane, as well as a video of the aircraft at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
“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,” said Burns. “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 Gulfstream G700 has a spacious cabin that will be the envy of the heavens. Up to five living areas are distributed in the cabin: an extra-large galley with a passenger lounge or crew compartment; a six-place dining or conference table; and a master suite with shower.
“Gulfstream has a long tradition of listening to our customers, and the G700 cabin is the evolution of that collaboration,” said Burns. “Customers shared how much they value flexibility and comfort in the cabin, all without compromising the speed and range advantages they have come to expect from Gulfstream. The G700 delivers all that and more.”
Gulfstream’s own technological development reduces the jetlag that comes with traveling across time zones by recreating sunrise and sunsets by the use of thousands of white and amber LEDs.
The G700 comes with the award-winning Symmetry Flight DeckTM and other new safety advancements. The flight deck in the G700 has the Predictive Landing Performance System, which gives pilots timely warnings of how things look at a runway they are approaching, as well as Gulfstream’s Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision on dual head-up displays.
Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and Gulfstream’s newly designed winglets carry the G700 through the skies. The G700 can fly 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90.
Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries in 2022. Qatar Airways has already commissioned 10 Gulfstream G700 aircraft.
For more on Gulfstream, visit www.gulfstream.com.