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Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification

April 2, 2024  By Wings Staff

Gulfstream in late 2023 announced G700 performance enhancements for range, speed and cabin altitude. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream Aerospace on March 29 announced its new G700 received Federal Aviation Administration type certification, which also confirmed two new performance improvements, including: a balanced field length takeoff distance of 5,995 feet/1,827 meters and a landing distance of 3,150 ft/960 m (standard ISA day, sea level), both shorter than originally anticipated.

“We have successfully completed the most rigorous certification program in company history with the G700,” said Mark Burns, President, Gulfstream. “I’d like to thank our world-class team of flight test, certification and engineering professionals, along with the many others at Gulfstream who have contributed to this accomplishment. The G700 brings a new level of performance and cabin comfort to business aviation and is doing so while meeting the highest certification standards our industry has ever seen.”

Celebrating FAA certification of the G700 are (left to right): Vicki Britt, Gulfstream Senior Vice President, Innovation, Engineering and Flight; Christina Underwood, Manager, FAA Eastern Certification Branch; Dennis Stuligross, Gulfstream Senior Vice President, Program Management, Quality and Supply Chain. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

In September 2023, Gulfstream announced G700 performance enhancements for range, speed and cabin altitude. The aircraft’s range increased to 7,750 nautical miles/14,353 kilometres at Mach 0.85 or 6,650 nm/12,316 km at Mach 0.90, gaining 250 nm/463 km at both speeds over original projections. The G700’s maximum operating speed increased from Mach 0.925 to Mach 0.935, making it the fastest in the Gulfstream fleet.

Gulfstream also announced that the G700 cabin altitude, which company stated to already be the lowest in business aviation, was further reduced to 2,840 ft/866 m while flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m. Gulfstream notes the G700 cabin also features what it describes as whisper-quiet noise levels, 20 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows and 100 per cent fresh, never recirculated air.


“I would also like to extend my thanks to the FAA G700 certification team for their support,” said Burns. “On behalf of Gulfstream’s more than 20,000 employees worldwide, I am proud and excited to begin our G700 customer deliveries.”


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