Gulfstream Aerospace is taking its full-scale G700 mock-up on a worldwide tour to showcase the cabin and flight deck to customers. The aircraft was announced at NBAA-BACE in October 2019.
“We have been excited to show customers this amazing aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The compelling combination of technology and cabin innovation raises the bar for the business jet industry. Whether customers prioritise cabin size and flexibility, speed, range or flight-deck technology, there is no need to compromise because the G700 delivers all that and more.”
The G700 offers a high-speed range of 6,400 nautical miles (11,853km) at Mach 0.90 and a long-range cruise of 7,500 nautical miles (13,890km) at Mach 0.85. The aircraft’s maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925. The G700’s Symmetry Flight Deck, introduced with the next-generation G500 and G600, features such safety enhancements as active control sidesticks, extensive use of touchscreen technology and the Predictive Landing Performance System, another Gulfstream development.
With up to five living areas, the G700 cabin showcases a large ultragalley, with passenger lounge or crew compartment, master suite with shower, and a flexible space with a fully deployable six-place dining or conference table. There are 20 of Gulfstream’s signature panoramic oval windows and 100% fresh air. Gulfstream has also worked to optimise cabin altitude and quiet. The G700 also introduces a circadian lighting system that simulates sunrise and sunset – designed to greatly reduce the physical impact of long-range travel.
The customer tour launches in Monterey, California, and will include Palm Beach, Florida, and return visits to Savannah, Georgia, before embarking on a European tour of Switzerland, France and the UK.