Gulfstream Aerospace’s new G700 aircraft has demonstrated increases in range and speed during certification flying, as well as improvements in cabin altitude.

The aircraft has achieved ranges of 14,353km at Mach 0.85 or 12,316km at Mach 0.90, gaining 463km at both speeds over original projections. It has also reduced cabin altitude to 866m while flying at 12,497m.

“We are undertaking one of the most extensive flight test programs as the G700 is the first business aircraft to undergo Federal Aviation Administration certification following the passage of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “As a result, we will be delivering an extremely mature, rigorously tested aircraft that will outperform expectations in speed, range and cabin comfort. Our certification efforts continue to advance, and we look forward to delivering the G700 to customers around the world.”

Two fully outfitted G700 aircraft have travelled around the world during the flight test program, and have already flown approximately 455,592km and set more than 45 city-pair speed records.

The G700 flight test program is nearing completion, with more than 4,100 test hours flown across five flight-test aircraft, in addition to the two outfitted production-test aircraft.

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