Gulfstream Completes First Flight of New G800
Gulfstream’s brand-new G800 company jet finished its very first flight at the business’s Savannah head office on Wednesday, releasing the flight screening project for what will end up being the longest-range airplane in the business’s history.
The G800 program was very first exposed by Gulfstream in October 2021 with a variety of 8,000 nautical miles/14,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85, powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines. According to Gulfstream, the very first flight lasted 2 hours, removing and landing at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
” We are seeing terrific interest in the G800,” Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, stated in the business’s statement of the very first flight. Gulfstream likewise highlighted the 19- guest jet’s usage of a “mix of sustainable air travel fuel” on the very first flight.
Gulfstream is keeping the Symmetry flight deck– based upon Honeywell’s Primus Epic cockpit suite– for the G800 that made its launching with the G500 One development within the flight deck of the G800 is a brand-new combined vision system that mixes improved and artificial vision in the cockpit’s double direct screens.
The G800 likewise includes flight control computer systems provided by Thales, while GE Aviation is providing the jet’s information concentration network and power and health management systems.
Completion of the very first flight of the G800 by Gulfstream likewise verifies another avionics-related turning point finished by the business. In May, General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic described to financiers and experts throughout an incomes call how the conclusion of a brand-new software application recognition requirement from the FAA was needed to release the very first flight of the G800
Upon releasing the G800 in October, Gulfstream was preparing for client shipments of the G800 to start next year.