Gulfstream Celebrates In Manhattan

BJT was on hand to hear about exciting G700 developments, including speed records and a world tour.

Gulfstream Aerospace recently celebrated the achievements of its soon-to-be-certified G700 at its Manhattan sales and design center. A short time ago, the first two production G700s completed a world tour, with stops in some 20 countries. At the New York event, customers were able to view and provide feedback on what Gulfstream claims is the widest, tallest, and longest cabin available in any business jet.

During the world tour, the aircraft achieved 25 speed records, including Savannah, Georgia, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 12 hours 36 minutes; Istanbul, Turkey, to Vietnam’s Van Don International Airport in 9 hours 2 minutes; Riyadh to Melbourne, Australia, in 13 hours 39 minutes; and Christchurch, New Zealand, to Los Angeles in 12 hours 13 minutes. The former two were flown at Mach 0.90, while the latter two were at Mach 0.87. The speed records, which have been validated by the National Aeronautic Association, are pending approval by the National Aeronautic Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

Gulfstream Celebrates Ultra-long-range G700 in NYC

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Gulfstream Celebrates Ultra-long-range G700 in NYC

The event marked the end of the jet’s record-setting world tour.

The G700 can fly 7,500 nautical miles nonstop, so passengers will appreciate the intricate interior lighting system, which simulates sunrise and sunset and is meant to help adjust the human body’s circadian rhythms. The aircraft’s 100 percent fresh-air system and a cabin altitude of about 2,900 feet at 41,000 feet help travelers arrive refreshed, even after long flights.