On October 4th 2021, at a live streamed event in Savannah, GA.
Gulfstream announced two new aircraft, the G800 ultra long-range and the G400 large-cabin business jets. Gulfstream plans to schedule a first flight for the G800, some time at the end of this year. The manufacturer also plans for the aircraft to enter service in the year 2023.
At this moment in time, the G800 is considered one of the longest range business jets within the Gulfstream family, as well as in its class. With a maximum range at approximately 8,000 nautical miles. It becomes a strong competitor to the Bombardier Global 8000 business jet.
The G800 is meant to be a replacement to the G650/ER, although it will still remain in production when released sometime in 2023. The G800 also incorporates many features of the G700 aircraft, which is set to enter service sometime next year.
The avionics you will encounter on this aircraft is the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck. It includes 10 touchscreen displays, active-control side sticks, Combined Vision System (CVS) and much more.
-The G800 uses the same Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 turbofans that are found on the G700.
-Gulfstream uses what they call “Plasma Ionization Technology” to help purify the air within the cabin.
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