The Gulfstream Aerospace executive jet lineup has expanded by two. The General Dynamics-owned brand announced its all-new G800 and G400 this week during an exclusive event the company livestreamed worldwide from its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. The unveiling included a virtual tour of the G400, which Gulfstream says reinvents the large-cabin class with its mix of performance and environmental efficiency, and a live reveal of the G800, Gulfstream’s longest-range aircraft ever. G800 deliveries are expected in 2023, and G400 deliveries in 2025.
Seating up to 19 passengers, the G800 is not only Gulfstream’s longest-range aircraft ever with an 8,000-nautical-mile (14,816-kilometer) range, it’s also its fastest long-range business jet, with a maximum speed of Mach 0.925. The jet tops out at Mach 0.85 at the 8,000-nm range, and can travel 7,000 nm (12,964 km) at Mach 0.90. All of this is thanks to two all-new high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and the wing and winglet designs Gulfstream introduced with its G700, which also provide enhanced fuel efficiency. Gulfstream says passengers can save as much as 1.5 hours during flights longer than 6,500 nm (12,038 km).
“We designed the ultra-long-range G800 to extend our customers’ reach to more people and places around the world,” says Gulfstream President Mark Burns. “The G800 redefines what it means to go farther faster in a Gulfstream, and offers even more time savings with its impressive range at high speed.”
Besides long, speedy flights, the G800 offers passengers “enhanced cabin comfort” through its Gulfstream Cabin Experience, which provides 100% fresh, never-recirculated air every two minutes, “whisper-quiet” noise levels, 16 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows, and an industry-leading low cabin altitude. The G800 boasts up to four living areas or three living areas with a crew compartment.
Seating up to 11 passengers and providing up to 2.5 living areas, the G400 offers the industry’s first new large-cabin aircraft in more than 10 years, Gulfstream says. The cabin measures 6.2 ft (1.88 m) high by 7.6 ft (2.31 m) wide by 36.4 ft (11.1 m) long. Cabin volume measures 1,441 cubic ft (40.8 cu m). Gulfstream says it conceived and designed the G400 with assistance from direct customer feedback. Three floor plans are available, as are nine-, 11-, and 12-passenger seating options. The cabin benefits from the inclusion of 10 panoramic oval windows and the manufacturer’s signature Gulfstream Cabin Experience: “whisper-quiet” noise levels, a plasma-ionizing clean air system that neutralizes 99.9% of airborne bacteria, spores, and odors, and a low cabin altitude.
The jet’s Pratt & Whitney PW812GA engines and aerodynamic clean-wing design contribute to its 4,200-nm (7,778-km) flight range at Mach 0.85 along with reduced fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. The G400 has a maximum speed of Mach 0.90.
The G800 and G400 both come equipped with a Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck that includes 10 touchscreen displays and industry-first electronically linked active control sidesticks. Both also include Gulfstream’s award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System (PLPS) that gives pilots early warnings about potential runway issues. The G800 includes dual head-up displays (HUDs) in support of Gulfstream’s new Combined Vision System (CVS) that combines an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) and a synthetic vision system (SVS) into one image for enhanced situational awareness and access to more airports.
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Posted On: 10/6/2021 5:10:06 PM