Gulfstream's all-new ultra long-range Gulfstream G800 has made its European debut, arriving in Geneva, Switzerland for the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
The aircraft, the first G800 flight test article, flew from Savannah, Georgia to Geneva on a blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Gulfstream's dedicated supply. To date, all G800 test flights originating from Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters have flown on an SAF blend.
“By flying the G800 test aircraft to EBACE2023 this year, we are demonstrating the maturity of this programme,” says Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G800 presents a compelling combination of high-speed aerodynamics and fuel-efficient engines to decrease emissions and save flying time for our customers. Equipped with our latest advancements in technology and innovation, the G800 adds the industry's longest range to our aircraft portfolio. We are pleased to display a Gulfstream for every mission in Geneva.”
Powered by high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and the Gulfstream-designed wing and winglet, the G800 features enhanced fuel-efficiency and can fly 8,000 nautical miles/14,816 kilometres at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.90. The G800 also features the Gulfstream Symmetry flight deck with active control sidesticks and the most extensive use of touch-screen technology in the industry.
The G800 cabin can be configured with up to four living areas with seating for up to 19 passengers and sleeping space for up to 10. The aircraft also features 100 per cent fresh, never recirculated air; a plasma ionisation purification system; and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry.