In an event with hundreds of live attendees and broadcasting on the network Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a Georgia-based aircraft maker, unveiled two business jets, the G400 and G800, to thousands of spectators. With these aircraft, the company has expanded its product range to include the popular Gulfstream G650 aircraft.
A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, Gulfstream first began manufacturing business aircraft in 1958. Over the decades, the company has positioned itself as a first-class aircraft manufacturer offering comfort and cutting-edge technology through its products, a trend it hopes to continue with recently revealed and aircraft.
The smaller aircraft, the G400, is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW812GA engines and is designed to reach a top cruising speed of 0.85 Mach. With a range of 4,200 nautical miles (7,778 km), the G400 will be available in three configurations for nine, 11 or 12 passengers. The company claims that its clean wing aerodynamic design will reduce not only fuel consumption and carbon emissions, but also aircraft noise.
The second G800 aircraft offers the longest range that any Gulfstream aircraft has ever offered. Powered by Rolls Royce Pearl 700 engines, this jet can develop 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 km) at Mach 0.85 and 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) at Mach 0.9, the company said.
“The G800 redefines what it means to go faster in the Gulfstream and offers even more time savings with its impressive high-speed range,” company president Mark Burns told the event. The G800 can accommodate 19 passengers, offered in configurations of four living quarters or three living quarters and a crew compartment.
Gulfstream said both aircraft will have their own plasma ionizing systems for clean air and will not recirculate or filter the air inside the cabins. The panoramic oval windows of these planes increase the comfort of the passengers. While the G400 offers 10, the G800 will sport 16 of them.
For pilots, Gulfstream offers electronically connected side bars for active control and facilitates flight operations with its extensive panel of 10 touch screen displays. The two predictive landing systems (PLPS) will help pilots. landing solutions.
The G800 will also include dual head-up displays that will combine flight vision and synthetic aircraft vision systems, supporting pilots’ situational awareness, the press release said. Deliveries for the G800 will begin in 2023, while those for the G400 will begin in 2025.