Gulfstream G700 amasses 25 speed records during world tour
The all new Gulfstream G700 has achieved 25 speed records on the recently completed G700 world tour. Gulfstream flew two fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft to more than 20 countries across six continents to demonstrate the aircrafts performance capabilities and the flexibility and comfort of the most spacious cabin in the industry.
“The G700 world tour was a tremendous success,” says president Mark Burns. “We knew the aircraft would perform exceptionally well, and they exceeded even our own high expectations for both reliability and performance across a variety of routes. Showcasing the outfitted aircraft to our customers and prospects around the world bolstered the already strong demand we are seeing for the G700.”
Notable record runs include:
- Savannah to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 12 hours, 36 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90 to begin the international portion of the tour
- Istanbul, Turkey to Van Don International airport in Vietnam in nine hours, two minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90
- Riyadh to Melbourne, Australia in 13 hours, 39 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87
- Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles in 12 hours, 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87
In total, the two G700 outfitted aircraft travelled 53,882 nm/99,789 km over more than 180 hours of flying. The world tour speed records are pending approval by the US National Aeronautic Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
The two G700 production test aircraft interiors showcase the industry's only ultra-galley, with more than 10 ft/three metres of counter space; a grand suite with fixed bed and bright, spacious lavatory with full vanity and shower; an ultra-high definition dynamic circadian lighting system; an all new, award-winning seat design; and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry at 2,916 ft/889m when flying at 41,000 ft/12,497m.