Gulfstream G700 continues through flight test


Gulfstream’s G700 business jet is progressing through its flight test program, with the first aircraft on target to be delivered to customers later this year.

The US-based aircraft maker has also outfitted a second production test aircraft to evaluate more G700 customer interior features and ensure product maturity upon entry-into-service.

Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream said, “The G700 is performing flawlessly through the flight test program. We have flown more than 2,800 flight hours across all flight test aircraft, and the G700 is exceeding our expectations for performance and comfort.

“Our fully outfitted production test aircraft has already set seven international city- pair records, and we are looking forward to delivering the second outfitted aircraft soon.”

The G700 flight test program includes five aircraft. The program has successfully accomplished key phases-of-flight tests, including envelope expansion, flutter, aerodynamic stalls, flying qualities, flight control systems and air-data testing, as well as cold weather and high- altitude testing and all required structural testing.

The second fully outfitted production test aircraft will further illustrate the flexibility, comfort and innovations the G700 brings to the industry, including a grand suite with shower and all-new circadian lighting system. The aircraft is expected to make its first flight this summer.

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