The ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 has successfully completed its first flight.
Announced in October 2021, the G800 is the latest addition to Gulfstream’s fleet to take flight and make progress toward customer deliveries.
The G800 departed Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 9.00 am local time on 28 June 2022 and landed at the same airport two hours later. The aircraft made the flight using a blend of sustainable aviation fuel.
“When the first G800 test aircraft rolled out at our announcement last fall, we changed the game once again for our industry,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.
“At Gulfstream, working closely with our customers allows us to continuously build on our successes and develop aircraft that exceed their expectations. The G800 pushes the boundaries of performance even further with Gulfstream-designed aerodynamics and cabin technology, and we look forward to our customers benefiting from the longer range at higher speeds in our exceptional cabin environment.”
The G800 can fly 8,000 nautical miles/14,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.90 with Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines.
The G800 is designed to seat up to 19 passengers and has up to four living areas, or three living areas with a crew compartment.
It is equipped with Gulfstream’s next-generation Symmetry Flight Deck and dual head-up displays featuring the new Combined Vision System, which includes Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision System imagery, enhancing safety and pilot situational awareness.
“We have announced eight new aircraft in the past decade, strategically timed to capture market demand,” said Burns. “We are seeing great interest in the G800, and this first flight brings us even closer to delivering a Gulfstream for every mission.”