Saturday, May 25, 2024

Gulfstream G700 sets new city-pair speed record on SAF

Gulfstream’s flagship G700 has set its seventh international city-pair speed record en route to the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva.

In a demonstration, the aircraft flew the record flight on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and completed a trip from Savannah, Georgia, to Geneva in 7 hours and 37 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90 (690 mph). This is extremely close to the speed of sound but also not the aircraft’s max speed.

The Gulfstream G700 was introduced to the world back in 2019 with “the most spacious, innovative, and flexible cabin in the industry.” Powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, the aircraft can move up to 13 passengers for a distance of up to 6,400 nautical miles (11,853 km) at a maximum speed of Mach 0.90 or up to 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km) at the speed of Mach 0.85.

Today, Gulfstream Aerospace has more than 2,900 aircraft in service around the world. With a fleet that includes the super-midsize Gulfstream G280, the high-performing Gulfstream G650, and Gulfstream G650ER, and a next-generation family of aircraft including the all-new Gulfstream G400, the award-winning Gulfstream G500, and Gulfstream G600, the flagship Gulfstream G700 and the ultralong-range Gulfstream G800, Gulfstream offers an aircraft for every mission.