Gulfstream G700 certification progress continues in flight test program

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 continues to make flight test milestones toward certification and subsequent customer deliveries. The aircraft recently accomplished several certification test points in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), all of which confirm the aircraftТs exceptional performance characteristics.

The G700 demonstrated excellent stability and control in takeoff, landing and climbing during field performance and flying qualities trials during two months of testing at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft also finished water ingestion testing at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, with touchdown and taxi maneuvers in standing water at takeoff and landing speeds ranging from 60 to 120 knots. In addition, in flyover noise testing, the G700 has proven sound levels well below FAA regulations.

“The G700 continues to exceed our expectations throughout all facets of the flight test program,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. УAt the same time, even more customers around the globe are seeing the real-world performance features and benefits the aircraft provides in terms of efficiency, speed and safety, while experiencing the immense comfort of the cabin firsthand.Ф

The G700 program extended its world speed record accomplishments as one of the fully outfitted test aircraft made customer visits throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. Building on the 25 records the aircraft achieved during its 2022 world tour, the G700 headed into the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2023) in Geneva setting a city-pair speed record from Mumbai, India, in 8 hours and 34 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90.

Additional new speed records include:

  • Savannah to Tokyo in 13 hours at an average speed of Mach 0.89 on sustainable aviation fuel
  • Tokyo to Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1 hour, 53 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.90
  • Seoul to Manila, Philippines, in 3 hours, 23 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.90
  • Manila to Singapore, in 2 hours, 53 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.90
  • Bangkok to Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 6 hours, 42 minutes, at an average speed of Mach 0.90

In total, the G700 flight test aircraft have established more than 40 speed records around the world.

The latest G700 speed records are pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.