Description of Gulfstream G700
On February 14, 2020, the Gulfstram G700 made its first flight and began its test phases with a view to commercialization in 2022. The G700 is an aircraft designed by the American manufacturer Gulfstream. The latter has belonged to the General Dynamics group since 2001. The business aviation world is eagerly awaiting the new G700 long-haul aircraft. Its main objective is to position itself as the spearhead of the American manufacturer’s fleet. Moreover, it is also intended to compete with Bombardier’s latest long-haul jet: the Global 7 500. The first official presentation of the G700 took place in Las Vegas during the NBAA-BACE. This is a convention for business aviation. Basically, the G700 is an aircraft based on the G650ER with new technologies on board.
For this new aircraft, Gulfstream is thinking big. It promises an aircraft at the cutting edge of technology. It would be a real revolution in business aviation. Moreover, it aims to become one of the most efficient long-haul private jets on the market.
Performances of the Gulfstream G700
G700 presents itself as a high-performance device. The main challenges are to respond to the progress made by Bombardier on the Global 7500. The nerve centre of the war as far as long-haul private jets are concerned is the aircraft’s range. It is also necessary to combine a good range with high speed. To do this, the master parts of the aircraft are the engines. In order to meet the high-end requirements of these prestigious aircraft, Gulfstream called upon the famous engine manufacturer Rolls Royce.
Thus, the G700 is equipped with two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines. These engines are of German manufacture and have been designed exclusively for this new private jet. In addition to these new engines, Gulfstream and its engineers also overhauled the aeronautics of the G650ER for the G700 – a small but important detail. The winglets (ailerons at the extremities of the aircraft) have been overhauled to optimise the aeronautics of the private jet. These technical details all give importance to the performance offered by the aircraft. These engines are 30% powered by biofuel.
Thanks to the changes made and the new features created for the occasion, the G700 has very good performances. Thus, the latest addition to Gulfstream will be able to cover 13,900 km (7,500 Miles). The private long-haul jet will cover this distance at a speed of 1,050 km/H (Mach 0.85). One Mach is equivalent to the speed of sound, or 1235 km/H. These performances are those of a flight at cruising speed. Another mode is possible. The latter allows you to go faster but a little less far. Flying at high speed, the G700 covers 11,850 Km (6,400 miles) at a speed of 1,111 Km/H (Mach 0.90).
Finally, Gulfstream has equipped the cockpit with their avionics system. This is the Symmetry cockpit. This avionics allows the aircraft to start up more quickly. In addition, Symmetry reduces the pilot’s workload.
Gulfstream’s G700 versus Bombardier’s Global 7500
Now that the performance of the G700 has been unveiled, it’s time to compare it to the Bombardier Global 7500. First, the range. For this criterion, the two private jets are almost on the same wavelength. The G700 therefore covers up to 13,900 km non-stop. But as for the Global 7500, it can cover 14,260 km. Despite this 300 km difference, the two private jets are capable of connecting New York and Beijing non-stop.
Which of the two aircraft is the faster? Both can reach the maximum speed of Mach 0.925.
If both aircraft have the same performance, how does Gulfstream intend to make the G700 a renowned aircraft?
A unique passenger experience
While the G700 does not stand out from the Global 7500, Gulfstream ensures that the passenger experience on board their new aircraft will be completely new. Indeed, Gulfstream intends to make the difference with a new cabin. The cabin is 17.35 meters long and 2.45 meters wide. With these dimensions it is the largest cabin for a lon
The Gulfstream G700 is a very luxurious private long-haul jet. It is an ideal private jet to fly over distances such as Paris – Los Angeles. Its speed allows to fly the 9,080 km distance between these two cities in 8H30. It is therefore a very useful aircraft if you wish to make intercontinental trips in emergencies.
The different living areas available on board the cabin allow you to meet all your needs during a long-haul flight. You will be able to find on board, on request, a kitchen which will be managed by the crew. But also one or more bedrooms if you need to rest. If you are flying with your family, there is also an entertainment area equipped with a 4K screen.
In addition, the aircraft’s cabin ensures a flight that will be most relaxing for a long-haul flight. Indeed, the circadian lighting in the cabin makes it possible to adapt to different time zones.
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The G700 is divided into 5 living areas. Where the Global 7500 offers 4 spaces. These living spaces can be customized. They can be fitted with a bathroom, bar, kitchen and sofas, among other things. The G700 reinvents seating for unprecedented comfort. USB ports surround the seats for an optimal experience. An arm on which a tablet or telephone can be placed can even be used. In the VIP areas, a table can be set up for a meal for up to 6 people. In addition, an entertainment area can be set up with a 4K 40″ screen and a 3D speaker system.
The cabin has 20 portholes that allow the cabin to be filled with beautiful natural light. In addition, the cabin benefits from circadian lighting that adapts the light to the correct time zone. This advantage makes for a more relaxing flight, to arrive in the best possible conditions.