Gulfstream unveiled two new additions to its line of business aircraft. The G800 and G400 jets during a live broadcast by the company on Monday.
The G800 jet will have a longer range than the G700. The aircraft will be capable of flying 8,000 nm (14,816 km) at Mach 0.85, or 7,000 nm (12,964 km) at Mach 0.90, longer range of a planemaker model. It is equipped with high thrust Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines.
According to the manufacturer, the G800 can carry up to 19 passengers, in three or four areas of convenience. The cabin features “with 100% fresh, never recirculated air, whisper-quiet noise levels, industry-leading low cabin altitude and 16 Gulfstream panoramic oval windows.”
The first test G800s are already being built with the first prototype receiving calibration and flight instrumentation prior to its maiden flight.
The G400 focuses on the wide-cabin segment where it will compete with the Bombardier Challenger 650 and Dassault 2000LX. It will offer a very large range, up to 4,200 nm (7,778 km) at Mach 0.85. The engines are the Pratt & Whitney PW812GA and the maximum capacity of the model is 12 passengers.
It will be positioned between the G280 (a partnership with the Israeli IAI) and the G500.
Both models are equipped with the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes active flight control as well as 10 touchscreens for pilots.
The G800 is also equipped with the new Combined Vision System (CVS) that combines the functions of the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) and the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) in a single image, which improves pilot situational awareness and also allows access to more airports across the planet.
The G800 will be the first to be delivered, with the first units scheduled for 2023. The G400 should start flying in 2025.