The second Gulfstream G800 flight test aircraft’s debut flight was announced by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. The G800 has entered a new milestone on its way to certification and customer delivery after taking flight from Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters using a 30/70 blend of sustainable aviation fuel.
On Saturday, July 15, at 9:27 a.m., the G800 took off. It had a flight time of 3 hours and 26 minutes, and its highest speed was Mach 0.935.
“Gulfstream’s flight test team continues to make advanced strides forward for our company,” stated Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “The G800 will offer customers around the world the longest range in the industry, and we are seeing strong demand for this capability along with the comfortable cabin and high-quality Gulfstream is known for.”
The second G800 flight test aircraft is dedicated to environmental control systems, avionics and flight controls and builds on the more than 1,600 test points already accomplished by the first G800 flight test.
The G800 has a range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 km) at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm (12,964 km) at Mach 0.90. It also has a class-leading fuel efficiency because to its combination of the new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and an innovative high-speed wing and winglet built by Gulfstream. The G800 has up to four living rooms or three living areas plus a crew compartment and is designed to accommodate up to 19 passengers.