G700 surpasses 100 test flights
For those looking to purchase a new long-range business jet in 2022, Gulfstream's new G700 has surpassed 100 test flights and finished company flutter testing. The company expects to make the first customer deliveries in 2022.
The aircraft’s flight testing program is also expanding the flight envelope that’s being evaluated. The aircraft has flown beyond both its maximum operating speed and cruise altitude, reaching Mach 0.99 and an altitude of 54,000 feet. In typical operations, the G700 has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925 and a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet.
Five production aircraft, which are fully outfitted, are being used for testing, and Gulfstream has already completed ground vibration testing, engine runs, loads calibration and structural testing for the G700’s first flight. The company didn’t release a sales price.