Gulfstreams newest private jets have earned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) engine certification.
The private jet manufacturer announced on September 8, 2023, that its all-new Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800 Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines had been certified in the United States (US).
The company said that the news brings the aircraft program “another step closer towards” entry into service and customer deliveries.
“We are excited about this latest advancement towards G700 and G800 certification,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “The G700 and G800 are introducing new standards for efficiency and performance in the business aviation industry thanks to the combination of Gulfstream aerodynamics and the Pearl 700’s efficiencies. We are seeing great demand for the technology, cabin comfort and ultralong-range capabilities the G700 and G800 will provide our customers.”
The G700 and G800 feature high-speed, aerodynamic Gulfstream wing design as well as an all-new winglet designed for the two new aircraft.
Along with the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, these innovations help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The G700 can fly 6,650 nautical miles/12,316 kilometers at Mach 0.90 or 7,750 nm/14,353 km at Mach 0.85, and its maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935 makes it the fastest aircraft in the Gulfstream fleet.
The G800 can travel 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.90 and 8,000 nm/14,816 km at Mach 0.85, the longest range in the business aviation industry.
On September 5, 2023, the American executive jet manufacturer announced that during the aircraft’s testing program, the G700 had delivered better-than-expected performance in terms of range, speed, and cabin altitude.
The G700’s maximum operating speed was revised to Mach 0.935 from Mach 0.925.
The G700 is expected to enter into service before the end of 2023 and the G800 in 2024.