The Gulfstream G700 has been awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award (IY&AA) for excellence in cabin design under the private jet design (exterior and interior) category. In 2020, the company also earned an IY&AA award for the G700’s seat design.
“This award-winning G700 interior is featured on our first fully outfitted production-test aircraft, proving design maturity and excellence,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. That aircraft—S/N 6—joined the flight-test fleet in April 2021 and is currently being used for function and reliability testing. Certification for the G700 is still expected by year-end, though Gulfstream said that could slip by as much as six months due to a line-by-line software validation required by the FAA, which is ramping up scrutiny of aircraft certifications in the wake of the Boeing Max debacle.
“Earning this award for the sixth consecutive year is a testament to the innovation and expertise of Gulfstream’s designers, engineers, and artisans who have helped create the company’s next-generation fleet,” added Burns. “We are honored by this distinction, and I congratulate the Gulfstream team.”
The interior of G700 S/N 6 features a palette of light neutral and warm gray colors contrasted by accents of cinnamon and charcoal hues, Gulfstream said. Each of the aircraft’s five cabin living areas also include a circadian lighting system to help reduce jet lag.