The world’s first Gulfstream G700 business jet was showcased in Doha to Qatar Executives, and also set new city-pair speed records in the process. This aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and capable of flying at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 for 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers or at its long-range cruise of Mach 0.85 for 7,500 nm/13,890 km.
Gulfstream’s new city-pair speed records had the G700 flying from Savannah, Georgia, to Doha, Qatar, a total of 6,711 nautical miles, nonstop at Mach 0.88 (675 mph) for 13 hours and 16 minutes. The next leg had it traveling from Doha to Paris, a total of 2,953 nautical miles, at an average speed of Mach 0.90 (690.5 mph) for 6 hours and 15 minutes.
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The G700’s first flight is a momentous occasion and the next step forward in Gulfstream’s vision for the future, a vision that has been guided by the strategic leadership of our parent company, General Dynamics, and the innovation of the Gulfstream team. As the market leader, Gulfstream is moving the entire business-jet industry forward with advanced safety features, tomorrow’s technology and a cabin purposefully designed to exceed our customers’ expectations for comfort,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream president.