Two fully outfitted Gulfstream G700 production test aircraft are to embark on an extensive world tour to showcase Gulfstream's flagship and the most spacious cabin in the industry to customers. The G700 world tour will commence directly after the two aircraft appear at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando and builds on the test programme's impressive real-world performance capabilities, which already include eight international city-pair speed records.
“These outfitted G700 aircraft currently flying feature two of the most stunning interiors in business aviation,” says president Mark Burns. “After being on display for the industry at NBAA-BACE in Orlando, Florida, the G700 will fly to major events and private showings across 20 cities and six continents as part of our efforts to give customers direct access to the aircraft. The strategic route of the G700 world tour reflects the strong demand we are seeing in established markets, such as Europe and the Middle East, and in growing markets for us, including southeast Asia, India and Africa.”
The G700 world tour will take the aircraft to South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia as well as events including the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the Bahrain International Airshow; and the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show in Dubai.
The first fully outfitted G700 production test aircraft first flew in April 2021 and was joined by the second outfitted aircraft this past September. To ensure uncompromised cabin maturity upon entry into service, Gulfstream is taking the interior through thousands of test points and flight hours. The production test aircraft showcase the industry's only 'ultragalley', with more than 10 ft/3m of counter space; a grand suite with fixed bed and bright, spacious lavatory with full vanity and shower; the dynamic circadian lighting system; an all-new award-winning seat design; and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry at 2,916 ft/889 m when flying at 41,000 ft/12,497 m.