Second outfitted G700 joins test programme


A second fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 production-test aircraft has made its first flight. The first outfitted G700, which won the Private Jet Design category at the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Awards, has so far set eight international city-pair speed records.

Gulfstream’s aim with the second G700 test aircraft is to ensure the maturity, durability and comfort of more cabin elements that were introduced with the aircraft’s launch in 2019, including the new ultra-HD dynamic circadian lighting system, an optional feature designed to be capable of replicating sunlight. The Gulfstream-designed system mixes warm white, cool white and amber LED lights and spans from 0.01 brightness to 100%, allowing it to simulate sunrise to sunset. The lighting can also be programmed individually for each cabin zone, tailored to passenger preferences and specific activities, such as dining or working.

The latest outfitted G700 also includes a grand suite and newly designed spacious lavatory with natural light, full vanity and shower, as well as a six-place dining area with a fully expandable, self-contained table.

“With its combination of cabin size and technological enhancements, the G700 interior presents an abundance of opportunity for customisation,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “As part of our goal to exceed customer expectations, we are testing even more G700 cabin elements to ensure interior comfort and reliability.”

Additional features available on the G700 include configurations of up to five living areas, and a galley with 10ft/more than 3m of counter space. Other features include 100% fresh air, a plasma ionisation clean air system and 20 large windows. The aircraft is also designed to offer a low cabin altitude and “whisper-quiet” sound levels.

“With two outfitted G700 test aircraft now flying, we can showcase even more of the interior flexibility of this aircraft and the passenger benefits gained from the award-winning comfort and signature cabin environment the G700 provides on globe-spanning flights,” said Burns.

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