Gulfstream G700 to go on world tour


Directly after NBAA-BACE 2022, Gulfstream Aerospace’s two fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft will go on a world tour to showcase the aircraft to customers.

The tour builds on the test programme’s real-world performance capabilities, which already include eight international city-pair speed records.

“These outfitted G700 aircraft currently flying feature two of the most stunning interiors in business aviation,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “After being on display for the industry at NBAA-BACE in Orlando, Florida, the G700 will fly to major events and private showings across 20 cities and six continents as part of our efforts to give customers direct access to the aircraft. The strategic route of the G700 world tour reflects the strong demand we are seeing in established markets, such as Europe and the Middle East, and in growing markets for us, including Southeast Asia, India and Africa.”

The G700 world tour will take the aircraft to South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, as well as to events including the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the Bahrain International Airshow; and the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show in Dubai, UAE.

The first fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft first flew in April 2021 and was joined by the second outfitted aircraft this past September. To ensure uncompromised cabin maturity upon entry into service, Gulfstream is taking the interior through thousands of test points and flight hours.

The production test aircraft showcase the Ultragalley, with more than 10ft (3m) of counter space; a grand suite with fixed bed and spacious lavatory with full vanity and shower; the dynamic circadian lighting system; an all-new, award-winning seat design; and a cabin altitude of 2,916ft (889m) when flying at 41,000ft (12,497m).

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