Gulfstream G700 receives FAA certification, deliveries to begin


The highly anticipated Gulfstream G700 has officially received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for customer deliveries to commence.

This milestone marks the culmination of a rigorous certification program and confirms the aircraft’s performance enhancements, offering increased flexibility and airport accessibility for operators.

“We have successfully completed the most rigorous certification program in company history with the G700,” stated Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “The G700 brings a new level of performance and cabin comfort to business aviation and is doing so while meeting the highest certification standards our industry has ever seen.”

The G700 boasts several impressive performance improvements confirmed during the certification process.

Notably, the aircraft demonstrated a balanced field length takeoff distance of 5,995 feet and a landing distance of 3,150 feet, both shorter than initially projected.

Further enhancements include an increased range of 7,750 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 6,650 nautical miles at Mach 0.90, exceeding initial estimates by 250 nautical miles at both speeds.

Additionally, the G700’s maximum operating speed has been confirmed at Mach 0.935, making it the fastest aircraft in the Gulfstream fleet.

Passenger comfort is also a key focus of the G700, with the cabin altitude further reduced to 2,840 feet while flying at 41,000 feet. This, combined with whisper-quiet noise levels and 20 panoramic windows, creates an exceptionally comfortable environment for passengers, according to Gulfstream.

With FAA certification secured, the American planemaker is now poised to begin deliveries of the G700, marking a significant milestone for the company and the business aviation industry.

“On behalf of Gulfstream’s more than 20,000 employees worldwide, I am proud and excited to begin our G700 customer deliveries,” Burns said.

Gulfstream is a subsidiary of aerospace and defense giant General Dynamics, which reported $42.3 billion in revenue in 2023.

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