The Gulfstream G700 is here. The airplane has the tallest, widest, and longest cabin in the industry. It’s not only roomy – it’s fast. The G700 tops out at Mach 0.925 with the ability to fly 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm at Mach 0.90.
What’s In the Cabin?
The G700 has five seating zones and circadian lighting system that can sunrise and sunset across time zones. The galley is massive and features a bedroom with en suite shower and lavatory. It seats up to 19 passengers and has sleeping capacity for 10. The cabin environment will be 100% fresh air – no recycled air! They didn’t leave out the Gulfstream signature oval windows. How much you ask? Only $75 million!
A Powerful Airplane
The Gulfstream G700 is powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 turbofans with 18,250 pounds of thrust apiece. The takeoff distance is set at 6,250 feet, and the max operating altitude is 51,000 feet. The numbers make is comparable to an airliner, but a very luxurious one at that. It flies quieter, higher, and father than all airliners, minus long range airliners.
The G700’s cockpit features Gulfstream’s Symmetry Flight Deck with active control sidesticks, a head-up display, and what Gulfstream is calling the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the industry. This cockpit is any pilots dream.
The World’s Biggest Private Jet
If you follow the private jet world you’ll know that Gulfstream and Bombardier have been at war for as long as we can remember. The G700 has reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest private jet by two feet. The new Gulfstream takes the title back from Bombardier’s Global 7500. Who doesn’t like a little healthy competition?
Watch for it in 2022
Gulfstream says the first deliveries will begin in 2022. There have already been 10 orders for the jet from Qatar Airways to be used within the Qatar Executive charter service. The first North American customer – Flexjet – has ordered an unknown amount.
Want to Pilot a G700?
Joining the private aviation industry (link) could put you in the cockpit of one of these impressive jets. A career as a private pilot sets you up for a lifetime of exploration at an amazing salary. Becoming a professional pilot is a rewarding lifestyle for many. Think you might want to explore the idea? Come visit either of our two campuses and take a discovery flight to see if you might have what it takes.