Fourth Gulfstream G700 test aircraft takes flight

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the fourth Gulfstream G700 test aircraft has taken flight, further expanding the already advanced certification program for the industry’s new flagship.

 

Fourth Gulfstream G700 test aircraft takes flight.  Image: Gulfstream

The fourth G700 took off on October 1 and flew for 1 hour and 56 minutes. It reached an altitude of 41,000 feet/12,497 meters and a speed of Mach 0.89. Its testing regimen will include avionics, the environmental control system, mechanical systems, electrical power and hydraulics.

 

“This is the fourth first flight we’ve accomplished within just eight months, and that is a truly impressive feat,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “I have said it before: what sets Gulfstream apart is that we ensure our aircraft are mature upon certification, so our customers know that what we deliver will be safe, reliable and exceed their expectations.”