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Gulfstream G700 caps year in flight test
The highlight of Gulfstream's year has been the flight test programme of its G700. It not only achieved city-pair records and high speed flights, but five out of six test aircraft have used a SAF blend on every flight.
83 per cent of G700 testing has been conducted on SAF blend.
Read this story in our January 2022 printed issue.

Gulfstream's all new G700 has made great strides in its flight test programme and is capping 2021 with additional accomplishments, including the use of a SAF blend on 83 per cent of G700 flights launched from the Savannah-based flight test centre. Gulfstream anticipates G700 customer deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022.

“Getting this amazing aircraft in front of customers has been one of the highlights of 2021,” says president Mark Burns. “We are also further demonstrating our commitment to SAF by using the fuel blend as much as possible on G700 test flights; five out of six test aircraft have used the fuel blend on every flight. We look forward to building on these successes in 2022 and accomplishing even more programme milestones as we move closer to customer deliveries.”

The G700 has set city-pair records on all its major international trips for customer viewings. In September, the fully outfitted production-test aircraft set speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar; from Doha to Paris; and from Paris back to Savannah. The G700 then made record-setting flights from Houston, Texas, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and returned in record time from Riyadh to Savannah. The city-pair flights were made using a combination of SAF and carbon offsets to minimise environmental impacts.

In addition to maintaining an industry-leading role in using and promoting the safety, ease and performance capabilities of SAF, Gulfstream also supports the industry's overall efforts to decrease carbon emissions by providing SAF to customers and being the first business aviation manufacturer to sign the World Economic Forum's Clean Skies for Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement. To date, Gulfstream has purchased more than 1.6 million gallons of the SAF blend for company and customer use.

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