Engine Certification Brings Gulfstream G700, G800 Closer to Market Debut

FAA signs off on Rolls-Royce Pearl engines, which boost speed and fuel efficiency.

Gulfstream’s G700 and G800 are closer to entering the market after the FAA certifies their Rolls-Royce Pearl engines. [Courtesy: Gulfstream Aerospace]

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the all-new Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800 Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines have received certification from the FAA.

Certification of the engine is a big step toward type certification, official entry into the market and customer deliveries of the G700 and G800.

“We are excited about this latest advancement towards G700 and G800 certification,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “The G700 and G800 are introducing new standards for efficiency and performance in the business aviation industry thanks to the combination of Gulfstream aerodynamics and the Pearl 700’s efficiencies. We are seeing great demand for the technology, cabin comfort and ultralong-range capabilities the G700 and G800 will provide our customers.”

The G700 and G800 feature high-speed, aerodynamic Gulfstream wing design including an all-new winglet designed for these aircraft. These features and the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

The G700 can fly 6,650 nautical miles at Mach 0.90 or 7,750 nm at Mach 0.85. Its top speed of Mach 0.935 makes it the fastest model in the Gulfstream fleet. The G800 can travel 7,000 nm at Mach 0.90 and 8,000 nm at Mach 0.85.

The G700 and G800 both include the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck with electronically linked active control sidesticks and Gulfstream’s Predictive Landing Performance System.

In the cabin, the G700 and G800 feature 100 percent fresh air, the industry’s lowest cabin altitude, low noise levels and natural light from the company’s well-known Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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