- Inside the G700 Aircraft
- Specs of the Bombardier aircraft
Priced at $75 million, the Gulfstream G700 is the American manufacturer’s most expensive aircraft to date as its new flagship private jet. It promises incredible speed, range, and spaciousness. Two Rolls Royce Pearl 700 engines power the aircraft, enabling a top speed of Mach .925 and a maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles. Any city pair in the world is also accessible in a one-stop journey. Non-stop flights between cities such as New York-Johannesburg, South Africa; London-Santiago, Chile; and Hong Kong-Dallas are achievable under the right conditions.
While flight testing continues on track for a 2022 certification, Gulfstream is already giving customers a taste of what to expect from the aircraft. Sitting alone in an otherwise empty aircraft hangar, the Gulfstream G700 is impressively massive. Its 103-foot wingspan takes up nearly the entire hangar that’s built for airliners. Climbing on board the aircraft, airstairs are positioned so that passengers ascend directly into the plane instead of up to the main door. Lighted steps guide the way, with handrails on each side.
It’s taller and wider than the Bombardier Global 7500, its primary rival in the ultra-long-range category. This aircraft is configured for just 15 but the G700 has a maximum capacity of 19 passengers, and owners can have as many or as few seats as desired.