Gulfstream G700 Earns FAA Certification

A Gulfstream G700 in flight above cloud.
Photo Credit: Gulfstream

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting type certification to its highly anticipated Gulfstream G700.

This now paves the way for the commencement of customer deliveries for the advanced business jet.

FAA Certification

The G700 not only achieved certification but also exceeded expectations in two key performance areas – takeoff and landing distances.

This translates to greater operational flexibility for customers. The G700 boasts a balanced field length takeoff distance of 5,995 feet (1,827 meters).

It will achieve a landing distance of 3,150 feet (960 meters) under standard conditions (sea level, International Standard Atmosphere day).

These figures are even shorter than originally anticipated, allowing the G700 to operate out of a wider range of airports.

“We are thrilled to have successfully completed the most rigorous certification program in Gulfstream history with the G700,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream.

“This achievement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our world-class team of flight test, certification, and engineering professionals. Along with the countless others at Gulfstream who contributed to this remarkable accomplishment.”

“The G700 represents a quantum leap in business jet design, offering unparalleled performance and cabin comfort while adhering to the most stringent certification standards ever established in our industry.”

G700 Performance Improvements

Gulfstream previously announced enhancements to the G700’s range, speed, and cabin altitude in September 2023.

The aircraft now boasts a remarkable range of 7,750 nautical miles (14,353 kilometers) at Mach 0.85 cruise speed, or 6,650 nautical miles (12,316 kilometers) at Mach 0.90 cruise speed.

This represents a significant 250-nautical-mile (463-kilometer) improvement over initial projections at both speeds.

Additionally, the G700 has solidified its position as the fastest aircraft in the Gulfstream fleet. It is capable of a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935, exceeding the previously announced Mach 0.925.

A Gulfstream G700 ultra-long range jet in flight.
Photo Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace.

Passenger Cabin Comfort

Beyond the impressive range and speed, passenger comfort remains a top priority. The G700 cabin already held the title of having the lowest cabin altitude in business aviation.

This has been further reduced to a remarkable 2,840 feet (866 meters) while flying at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters). This ensures a more comfortable and relaxing travel experience for passengers.

Whisper-quiet noise levels, 20 signature Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows flooding the interior with natural light, and a 100% fresh air system eliminating recirculated air further elevate the G700 cabin experience.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the FAA G700 certification team for their unwavering support throughout this process,” said Burns.

“On behalf of Gulfstream’s dedicated workforce of over 20,000 employees worldwide. I am incredibly proud and excited to begin delivering the G700 to our valued customers.”

A Gulfstream G700 in flight.
Photo Credit: Gulfstream

About Gulfstream Aerospace

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is a prominent business unit within General Dynamics, a global leader in the aerospace and defense sectors.

General Dynamics boasts a diverse portfolio encompassing business aviation, shipbuilding and repair. It capabilities extend to land combat vehicles, weapon systems, and advanced technology products and services.

The company employs over 100,000 individuals worldwide and generated $42.3 billion in revenue in 2023. With the G700 now certified, Gulfstream is poised to further solidify its position as a leader in the business jet market.


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