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Gulfstream G700 Sets New City Pair Speed Record on SAF, at Mach 0.9

Our Bureau - : May 25, 2022 - : 12:39 am

Gulfstream’s G700 set its seventh international city-pair speed record on May 20, 2022, en route to the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva.

In a demonstration of the company’s sustainability commitment, the G700 flew the record flight on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The G700 linked Savannah, Georgia, to Geneva in 7 hours and 37 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90.

The G700 continues to make progress through its flight test program. Customer deliveries are expected later this year.

The company will introduce a second fully outfitted production test aircraft to evaluate more G700 customer interior features. The aircraft is expected to make its first flight this summer.

“The G700 is performing flawlessly through the flight test program,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We have flown more than 2,800 flight hours across all flight test aircraft, and the G700 is exceeding our expectations for performance and comfort. In fact, our fully outfitted production test aircraft has already set seven international city-pair records, and we are looking forward to delivering the second outfitted aircraft soon.”

In addition to the outfitted production test aircraft already flying, the G700 flight test program includes five aircraft. The program has successfully accomplished critical phases-of-flight tests, including envelope expansion, flutter, aerodynamic stalls, flying qualities, flight control systems and air-data testing, as well as cold weather and high-altitude testing and all required structural testing.

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