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Gulfstream G700 earns FAA certification
With FAA type certification under its belt, and following enhancements to range, speed and cabin altitude, the Gulfstream team can now begin G700 customer deliveries.
Vicki Britt, Gulfstream SVP, innovation, engineering and flight; Christina Underwood, manager, FAA Eastern certification branch; and Dennis Stuligross, Gulfstream SVP, program management, quality and supply chain.

Gulfstream has received FAA type certification for its all-new Gulfstream G700, paving the way for customer deliveries of the most spacious aircraft in business aviation.

Certification also confirms two new performance improvements, giving customers increased flexibility and airport availability: a balanced field length take off distance of 5,995ft/1,827m and a landing distance of 3,150ft/960m (standard ISA day, sea level), both shorter than originally anticipated.

"We have successfully completed the most rigorous certification programme in company history with the G700," says president Mark Burns. "I'd like to thank our world-class team of flight test, certification and engineering professionals, along with the many others at Gulfstream who have contributed to this accomplishment. The G700 brings a new level of performance and cabin comfort to business aviation and is doing so while meeting the highest certification standards our industry has ever seen."

In September 2023, Gulfstream announced G700 performance enhancements for range, speed and cabin altitude. The aircraft's range increased to 7,750nm/14,353km at Mach 0.85 or 6,650nm/12,316km at Mach 0.90, gaining 250nm/463km at both speeds over original projections. The G700's maximum operating speed increased from Mach 0.925 to Mach 0.935, making it the fastest in the Gulfstream fleet.

Along with the range and speed increases the cabin altitude, already the lowest in business aviation, was further reduced to 2,840ft/866m while flying at 41,000ft/12,497m, providing even more comfort for passengers. The cabin also features whisper-quiet noise levels, 20 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows and 100 per cent fresh, never recirculated air.

"I would also like to extend my thanks to the FAA G700 certification team for their support," adds Burns. "On behalf of Gulfstream's more than 20,000 employees worldwide, I am proud and excited to begin our G700 customer deliveries."

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