Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the new industry flagship Gulfstream G700 continues to make progress through Gulfstream’s rigorous flight test program. The G700 is proving strong maturity through a multitude of test points as it heads toward customer deliveries later this year.
In addition, Gulfstream announced it will introduce a second fully outfitted production test aircraft to evaluate more G700 customer interior features in the most spacious cabin in the industry and ensure unparalleled product maturity upon entry-into-service.
“The G700 is performing flawlessly through the flight test program,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “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. In fact, 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.”
In addition to the outfitted production test aircraft already flying, the G700 flight test program includes five aircraft. The program has successfully accomplished critical 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.