The new G800 offers the longest range of the Gulfstream fleet. The craft benefits passengers by taking them to their destination more quickly, for both short and long journeys, and by having a greater range, which means fewer stop-offs en route.
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A new aircraft that will fly faster and further. The new G800 from Gulfstream is an all-new craft that is the result of years of painstaking research. Its goal is to have a longer range and a level of comfort that has never been achieved before in its class.
The G800 is an ultra-modern high-tech plane that flies faster than any craft ever built by the company, and will instantly be a top player in the business aviation segment.
The G800 has a range of 8,000 nm / 14,816 km at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm / 12,964 km at Mach 0.90. It is powered by a high thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engine, with a fuel capacity of 49,400 pounds (22,407 kg).
The stand-out element of its design is the Gulfstream-designed wing, first seen with the previous G700 model. This has led to greater fuel efficiency and greater city-pair capabilities, having an overall wingspan of 103 ft (31.39 m).
The craft can reach a maximum cruising altitude of 51,000 ft (15,545 m), and benefits here passengers by taking them to their destination more quickly, for both short and long journeys, and by having a greater range, which means fewer stop-offs en route, offering the longest range of the Gulfstream fleet. A result that Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream, speaking at the recent international presentation in Savannah, Georgia, says has been achieved in full: “Today marks a major milestone and investment in our company’s future with the introduction of the G800, our fastest longest-range aircraft yet, the industry’s first new large-cabin aircraft in more than a decade”.
Onboard hospitality is luxurious, taking into consideration the various factors that can result in a longer on-board stay.
Inside, the remarkable cabin height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and width of 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) serves to accommodate in extreme comfort up to 19 passengers, suitable for a large work team or extended family. It offers up to four living areas, or three living areas plus a crew compartment. The different configurations offer a choice of customizable materials, including precious woods, leather for the large, adjustable seats and many nice touches throughout the cabin, which measures 46 ft 10 in (14.27 m), luggage space excluded. There is a refined piano bar, retractable television and custom courtesy lights to add to the degree of exclusiveness. There are, naturally, Forward and Aft Lavatories.
Generous lighting includes 16 panoramic oval windows designed by Gulfstream, providing a lot of natural light in all cabin areas and great views the landscape around and below.
The crew has its own area and generous operational space for catering to guests’ requests, such as aperitifs, business lunches and mid-trip rests.
A better on-board experience, with significant health and safety benefits, is provided by the Gulfstream Cabin Experience. This includes the supply of 100% pure fresh air, which is never recirculated and never refiltered. A plasma-ionizing clean air system neutralizes 99.9% of airborne bacteria, spores and odors present in the air. Whisper-quiet noise levels make the journey much more pleasant.
Pilots in the larger cockpit will be able to take advantage of all the next-generation technologies in the cockpit, from the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck with electronically connected active control sidestick – an industry first – and the industry’s most extensive use of touch-screen technology, with 10 touch-screen displays.
Then there is the company’s award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System (PLPS), giving pilots advanced warning of potential runway excursions so they can adjust approaches or go around. The G800’s dual head-up displays feature Gulfstream’s new Combined Vision System (CVS), bringing the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) and the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) into a single image, raising the pilot’s situational awareness and access to more airports worldwide.
The words of Mark Burns betray the satisfaction and enthusiasm for this new adventure: “For more than six decades, Gulfstream has led the business aviation industry with our commitment to continuous improvement and by consistently setting new standards for safety, performance, innovation and comfort”.
A presentation that presages future scenarios and the company’s intentions in the aviation industry, and confirms the commitment to establishing itself as a top player.
The G800 represents a major expansion of the family that saw the light of day in 1958 when, inspired by the belief that aviation would be able to fuel business growth, the Gulfstream I, the first purpose-built business aircraft, took flight for the first time. It was record breaking for the era!
The first G800 models will be delivered to clients and begin to fly in early 2023. More international destinations will now be reachable with these new craft, which will be joining an incredible fleet of 2,900 aircraft currently in service worldwide.