• Gulfstream's new flagship G700 executive jet. (Gulfstream)
    Gulfstream's new flagship G700 executive jet. (Gulfstream)

Gulfstream announced late last week that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued a type certificate for the new G700 executive jet.

Announced in 2019, the G700 is a new flagship for the US manufacturer, boasting a 19-seat design with cabin that features five separate living areas intended to allow passengers to work, eat and sleep en route to distant destinations.

Powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 turbofans, the G700 has a range of 7750 nm at Mach 0.85. The top speed claimed by Gulfstream is Mach 0.935,

“We have successfully completed the most rigorous certification program in company history with the G700,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “I’d like to thank our world-class team of flight test, certification and engineering professionals, along with the many others at Gulfstream who have contributed to this accomplishment.

"The G700 brings a new level of performance and cabin comfort to business aviation and is doing so while meeting the highest certification standards our industry has ever seen.”

FAA certification confirmed two new performance improvements: a balanced field length take-off distance of 1827 m and a landing distance of 960 m on a standard ISA day at sea level. Both figures are shorter than originally anticipated.

“I would also like to extend my thanks to the FAA G700 certification team for their support,” Burns said. “On behalf of Gulfstream’s more than 20,000 employees worldwide, I am proud and excited to begin our G700 customer deliveries.”

The G700 recently achieved its 50th speed record on a carbon-neutral flight connecting Los Angeles to Nice, France, traveling 5197 nautical miles in 10 hours and 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90. The G700 then set its 51st speed record  from Nice to Singapore, making the 5754-nm trip in 11 hours and 30 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90. 

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