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The Gulfstream G800 made its first flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.and ultra-long range Gulfstream G800 successfully completed its first flight, officially launching the flight test program. The G800, announced in October 2021, is the latest addition to Gulfstream’s next-generation fleet, which is taking flight and making progress in customer deliveries.

The G800 took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and landed there two hours later. In keeping with Gulfstream’s commitment to leading the way in aviation sustainability, the aircraft made the flight using a blend of sustainable aviation fuels.

Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream, said: “At Gulfstream, working closely with our customers allows us to continually build on our successes and develop aircraft that exceed their expectations. The G800 pushes the boundaries of performance even further with Gulfstream-developed aerodynamics and cabin technology, and we look forward to our customers benefiting from greater range at higher speeds in our exceptional cabin environment.”

The G800 can fly 8,000 nm (14,816 km) at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm (12,964 km) at Mach 0.90 with best-in-class fuel efficiency thanks to the combination of an advanced high-speed wing developed by Gulfstream and an all-new , Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 high thrust engines.

The G800 is also equipped with Gulfstream’s latest cabin technology and comfort, including handcrafted ergonomic seats; high-definition daytime lighting system; 100% fresh air without recirculation; lowest cabin height in the industry; plasma ionization air purification system; and 16 of the largest windows in the industry. Designed to accommodate up to 19 passengers, the G800 offers up to four living areas or three living areas with a crew compartment.

The G800 features Gulfstream’s next-generation Symmetry Flight Deck and dual projection displays with a new combined vision system that includes an enhanced flight vision system and a synthetic vision system, further enhancing pilot safety and situational awareness.

“We announced eight new aircraft in the last decade, strategically timed to capture market demand,” Burns said. “We’re seeing a lot of interest in the G800, and this first flight brings us even closer to delivering a Gulfstream for every mission.”

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