Inside the Gulfstream G700, a $75 million private jet that can fly from New York to India
, 2022-11-26 18:07:01
Gulfstream’s latest plane took my breath away.
The Savannah, Georgia-based manufacturer of ultra-luxurious private jets is out with a new flagship model that it hopes to certify with the Federal Aviation Administration in the coming months.
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It’s easy to see why the Gulfstream G700 is the new flagship.
With room for as many as 19 passengers — and enough space to sleep 13 of them, the G700 is one of the larger jets on the market. The Gulfstream G700 I walked through featured a bed and even a shower.
The $75 million private jet was the talk of the show at October’s National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
Here’s a closer look at this impressive new jet.
It can easily fly long-haul
With a somewhat reduced load of eight passengers and four crew (remember, the G700 can fit as many as 19 passengers), the G700 is expected to have a range of 7,500 nautical miles when cruising at Mach .85–85% of the speed of sound.
By reducing the number of passengers, the G700 can carry additional fuel, as long as it remains under the aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight (for number geeks, that’s 107,600 pounds).
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(However, if you’re in a hurry, the plane can travel as fast as Mach 0.925–92.5% of the speed of sound. The range takes a hit when traveling that fast, as the higher speed burns more fuel.)
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