The new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 has made its Continental debut, having arrived in Geneva for the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2023).
The aircraft, the first G800 flight test article, flew from Savannah, Georgia to Geneva and operated on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Gulfstream’s dedicated supply.
To date, all G800 test flights originating from Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters have flown on an SAF blend.
“By flying the G800 test aircraft to EBACE2023 this year, we are demonstrating the maturity of this program,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.
“The G800 presents a compelling combination of high-speed aerodynamics and fuel-efficient engines to decrease emissions and save flying time for our customers.
Equipped with our latest advancements in technology and innovation, the G800 adds the industry’s longest range to our aircraft portfolio. We are pleased to display a Gulfstream for every mission in Geneva.”
About the G800
Powered by high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and the Gulfstream-designed wing and winglet, the G800 features enhanced fuel-efficiency.
The ultralong-range aircraft has a range of 8,000 nautical miles/14,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.90.
The G800 also features the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck with active control sidesticks and the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the industry.
The G800 cabin can be configured with up to four living areas with seating for up to 19 passengers and sleeping space for up to 10.
The aircraft also features 100% fresh, never recirculated air; a plasma ionization purification system; and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry.
The G800 will be on display at EBACE2023 (Space AD_08), alongside the Gulfstream G280, the Gulfstream G500, the Gulfstream G600, the Gulfstream G650ER and the Gulfstream G700.
Service expansion in Europe
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is also increasing its Continental footprint with numerous Customer Support expansions across Europe, including growth in facilities, parts inventory and workforce.
At Gulfstream’s Farnborough Service Center, a new repair and overhaul shop has been added to further support local customers and those arriving from around the world.
The new capabilities, which encompass significant work on wheels, brakes and batteries, have received approvals from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Gulfstream Farnborough enhancements are complemented by another recent addition of inventory repair capabilities in the Netherlands and Switzerland.
“The Gulfstream fleet is rapidly expanding, and we now have more than 230 aircraft based in Europe, not to mention the many customers from around the world flying through the region,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support.
“As a result, we have invested over $1 billion in ready-to-serve parts inventory, positioned around the world, with more than $70 million of this inventory located in Europe.” “We’ve also grown our footprint by 40% at the Amsterdam distribution center, where the majority of our Europe-based parts inventory is located.”