Even as business aviation springs back to life following the pandemic, Gulfstream has introduced two all-new aircraft: the G800 and the Gulfstream G400.
While the G800 is the longest-range aircraft in Gulfstream history, the G400 is the first new entrant to the large-cabin class in more than a decade. G800 customer deliveries are anticipated to begin in 2023 while G400 deliveries are set to begin in 2025.
Gulfstream announced the new aircraft before a live audience at its Savannah headquarters along with a global virtual broadcast through its website, Facebook and YouTube. The exclusive event featured a virtual tour of the new G400 and a live reveal of the first G800.
“For more than six decades, Gulfstream has led the business aviation industry with our commitment to continuous improvement and by consistently setting new standards for safety, performance, innovation and comfort,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Today marks a major milestone and investment in our company’s future with the introduction of the G800, our fastest longest-range aircraft yet, and the G400, the industry’s first new large-cabin aircraft in more than a decade.”
The G800 offers customers the longest range in the Gulfstream fleet with its 8,000-nautical-mile/14,816-kilometer range at Mach 0.85 and 7,000-nm/12,964-km range at Mach 0.90. Powered by high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and the Gulfstream-designed wing and winglet introduced on the Gulfstream G700, the G800 also features enhanced fuel-efficiency and more city-pair capabilities. The aircraft is designed to seat up to 19 passengers and offers up to four living areas or three living areas with crew compartment.
The G400 ramps up environmental performance by reducing fuel consumption, emissions and noise through its use of Gulfstream’s aerodynamic clean-wing design and advanced Pratt & Whitney PW812GA engines. The aircraft will fly 4,200 nm/7,778 km at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. Three floorplans are offered, with options for seating up to nine, 11 or 12 passengers. The aircraft provides the signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience and 10 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows.
“The G400 was conceived and designed with direct customer input. It features revolutionary reliability and safety features we pioneered with our award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck and the largest cabin in its class, making it an outstanding addition to our next-generation fleet,” said Burns. “The aircraft re-envisions this market segment with its maximum operational flexibility and enhanced cabin comfort.”
Both the G800 and G400 are equipped with the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck featuring electronically linked active control sidesticks and the industry’s most extensive use of touch-screen technology with 10 touch-screen displays.
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