Less than four months after taking the wraps off plans for its new flagship ultra-long-range aircraft, the G700, Gulfstream Aerospace has launched a tour of the aircraft mockup. During NBAA-BACE 2019, Gulfstream unveiled the mockup at the Henderson Executive Airport in Nevada, showcasing a five-living-area configuration for the company's new flagship.
The mockup—which was specially designed to be able to handle road travel in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific—headed to Monterey, California, this week before it is to embark on stops in Palm Beach, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; Switzerland; France; and the UK. “We have been excited to show customers this amazing aircraft,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “The combination of technology and cabin innovation raises the bar for the business-jet industry.”
Powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, the $75 million twinjet will have an NBAA IFR range of at least 7,500 nm; adopt the G500/600 Symmetry flight deck, including active-control sidesticks; and sport 20 large, G650-size windows. First flight of the G700 is expected by June, with service entry to follow in 2022.
Gulfstream announced the aircraft in October with launch orders in hand, including from Qatar Executive and Flexjet.