RESTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today the Gulfstream G700 has completed its first flight, demonstrating the program’s adulthood and officially launching its official flight-test program. The G700 has the maximum range in the fastest speeds and is the industry’s most spacious. It departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in 1:19 p.m. EST and landed two hours and 32 minutes later. The flight was made by the aircraft on a blend of aviation fuel.
“The G700’s first flight is a momentous occasion and the next step forward in Gulfstream’s vision for the near future, a vision that’s been guided by the strategic leadership of our parent company, General Dynamics, and the innovation of the Gulfstream team,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “As the market leader, Gulfstream is moving the entire business-jet industry forward with innovative safety features, tomorrow’s technology and a cottage intentionally made to exceed our clients’ expectations for relaxation.”
The G700 premiered as the new business flagship at October 2019. The program includes also a test article that has completed load testing and five fabricated flight-test aircraft.
The G700 includes the longest, widest and tallest cottage in up to five places that are living and the business with 20 Gulfstream oval windows. The aircraft introduces many differentiators, such as an ultra-galley with over 10 feet of a crew compartment or passenger lounge and counter space; system lighting; speakerless surround sound; and a master suite with shower.
The G700 elegant with also an winglet and Gulfstream-designed aerodynamics and is powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines. The aircraft can fly in its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 to get 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 km or in its long-range cruise of Mach 0.85 to get 7,500 nm/13,890 km. The G700 includes Gulfstream’s award-winning Landing Performance System, the extensive use of touchscreen technologies in business aviation and the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck with the industry electronically linked control sidesticks.
“The G700 brings the best in the business together — the innovation of this G500 and G600 Symmetry Flight Deck and the legendary performance of the G650ER — and we are excited to provide this aircraft to our clients,” said Burns.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Gulfstream has produced more than aircraft for customers. Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft such as the G280, G550, G500, G600, G650, G650ER and G700. More information and photographs are available in http://www.gulfstreamnews.com.
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that supplies a wide portfolio of IT services and services in business aviation; battle vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; products; C4ISR options; and shipbuilding and ship repair. General Dynamics employs over 100,000 people worldwide and generated $39.4 billion in earnings in 2019. More information about General Dynamics is available at http://www.gd.com.
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