Ian Molyneaux from the Aerotime HUB – Reports
The all-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 has made its continental debut, arriving in Geneva for the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2023).
The aircraft, the first G800 flight test article, flew from Savannah to Geneva using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
One of fastest private jets in existence, the aircraft is powered by high-thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and is capable of reaching Mach 0.925. In tests the Gulfstream jet has flown for 8,000 nautical miles/14,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nm/12,964 km at Mach 0.90.
“By flying the G800 test aircraft to EBACE2023 this year, we are demonstrating the maturity of this program. The G800 presents a compelling combination of high-speed aerodynamics and fuel-efficient engines to decrease emissions and save flying time for our customers,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream.
He added: “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.”
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 will be on display at EBACE2023, alongside the Gulfstream G280, the Gulfstream G500, the Gulfstream G600, the Gulfstream G650ER and the Gulfstream G700.
The Gulfstream G800 is currently in development but it could be as soon as 2024 that this private jet is introduced.