The World’s Largest Private Jet: Meet Gulfstream’s New G700!

The most spacious cabin in the industry, high-thrust engines from Rolls-Royce, and the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck. Let’s see what is inside the world’s largest private jet!

The World’s Largest Private Jet: Meet Gulfstream’s New G700!

It seems like Gulfstream is willing to return the title of the world’s biggest private jet maker. At the end of 2018, everyone was talking about business jet invasion due to Canadian aircraft developer Bombardier creations , namely, the largest luxury jet Global 7500 that beat out Gulfstream's G650. Last week, the American aircraft company struck back and unveiled the new G700. Let’s take a close look at the unprecedented luxury of the world’s largest private jet.

The Tallest, Widest and Longest Cabin in the Industry and Other Advantages

Gulfstream has a new addition to its family of large long-range business jets with the introduction of the G700 model on the eve of the 2019 NBA show in Las Vegas. The U.S. manufacturer believes its new flagship model will give it an edge over close rivals. The G700 will be able to fly eight passengers up to the 7500-mile range, connecting New York with cities such as Dubai, Tokyo, and Beijing. The aircraft goes head-to-head with Bombardier’s latest Global 7500, which can actually fly 200 nautical miles further.

For sure, Gulfstream’s new G700 flagship is being built for globetrotters. Passengers could end up spending over 14 hours on the aircraft, so it is better to be comfortable. And from the look of its super spacious cabin, it most certainly will be.

This will be the largest airplane the company has ever built – the widest aircraft, the tallest and the longest cabin in the industry that incorporates an ultra-galley. It is a genuinely unique cockpit, the reminiscent of the development work Gulfstream has done on G500 and G600. It has ActiveX control sidesticks and touchscreens throughout the cockpit of the airplane.

Externally, the G700 is set apart from its predecessors by its new winglets, which will boost aerodynamic performance. The Gulfstream’s design features twenty of the same large windows seen on the existing G650 model, bringing plenty of natural light into the cabin. As part of major aerospace and defense group General Dynamics, Gulfstream has been able to tap engineering expertise from other fields to improve its latest aircraft.

Gulfstream has focused energy not only on making the G700’s cabin looks better than what has come before but also on making every aspect of how the aircraft is used by passengers and crew function better. The new data concentration network is the key to these improvements. It is an internet-based type approach where, on one wire, you can have multiple signals at the same time. It allowed the company to reduce the wire weight in the airplane and increase the range of fuel efficiency. It makes the airplane more flexible. The network can adapt to new systems when the time comes for an upgrade. You can program functions into the network, making the customer, the cabin attendant, and even the pilot’s job easier by automating every step for them.

Safety and Performance

The main attribute of G700 is certainly its long-range at relatively high cruise speed. Improved performance will be driven by the new Perl700 engines that Rolls-Royce has developed for the G700. It keeps nitrous oxide emission standards. In the G700 cockpit, pilots will find the symmetry flight deck featuring the active control sidesticks introduced on a smaller G600 aircraft.

Also new in the cockpit is Gulfstream’s predictive landing performance system, which improves safety on approach and landing by continuously showing pilots the aircraft stopping point. Based on the G700 calculated aircraft performance, the system provides both aural and visual alerts to recommend actions to pilots for managing aircraft energy during these critical phases of flight. The company’s design philosophy is to make the cockpit simple, intuitive, air-resistant, and fault-tolerant.

All the switches to start the airplane are placed in the order that you need to begin the flight.  G700 has a “phase of flight” menu on the touchscreen that actually organizes the tasks and the order you need to do them to accomplish the checklist.

The Certification of Gulfstream’s G700

The new model achieved type certification in the U.S. back in November 2018, and this was followed by European approval in March 2019.

Building on its sustained investment in research and development over the past decade, Gulfstream is able to accelerate the certification process for the G700. Using ground test simulation equipment, engineering teams have been able to get a jumpstart in developing the cockpit even before the first flight of the new model, which is anticipated in the first half of 2020.

The world’s largest private jet from Gulfstream brings together the best of two families of aircraft. It takes the innovation of the G500 and G600 cabin and marries it together with the unmatched speed performance of the G650ER. Now, we can have it all – the next-gen avionics, award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck, as well as the safest and the most advanced technologies in the one aircraft.