The G700 world tour started directly after the two outfitted test aircraft appeared at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). The two aircraft traveled 53,882 nautical miles/99,789 kilometers over more than 180 hours of flying.
Notable record runs achieved by the G700 include:
• Savannah to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 12 hours, 36 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90 to begin the international portion of the tour
• Istanbul, Turkey, to Van Don International Airport in Vietnam, in 9 hours, 2 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.90
• Riyadh to Melbourne, Australia, in 13 hours, 39 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87
• Christchurch, New Zealand, to Los Angeles in 12 hours, 13 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.87
The world tour speed records are pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.
“The G700 world tour was a tremendous success,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We knew the aircraft would perform exceptionally well, and they exceeded even our own high expectations for both reliability and performance across a variety of routes. Showcasing the outfitted aircraft to our customers and prospects around the world bolstered the already strong demand we are seeing for the G700.”