General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has announced the all-new Gulfstream G700 has completed its first flight, the company said.
The flight demonstrates the program´s maturity and officially launches its official flight-test program. The G700 is the industry´s most spacious and has the longest range at the fastest speeds. It departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 1:19 p.m. EST and landed two hours and 32 minutes later. The aircraft made the flight on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel.
The G700 was introduced as the new industry flagship in October 2019. The program includes five already manufactured flight-test aircraft and a structural test article that has completed load testing.
The G700 is powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and refined with Gulfstream-designed aerodynamics and an all-new winglet. The aircraft can fly at its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 for 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers or at its long-range cruise of Mach 0.85 for 7,500 nm/13,890 km.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 business-jet aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft including the G280, G550, G500, G600, G650, G650ER and G700. More information and photos are available at www.gulfstreamnews.com.
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT services; C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.