The ultra-long-range business jet market has seen some notable new entries in the past few years. Dassault’s Falcon 10X and Bombardier’s Global 7500 and Global 8000 are all eligible options for companies and individuals with requirements that include extreme distance one-stop hops.
Joining the fray is Gulfstream’s G800, a range-topper in more ways than one. Like Bombardier’s Global 7500, the plane’s cabin can seat 19. The range of Gulfstream’s new G800 comes in at 8,000 at Mach .85, although pilots can trade 1,000 Nm to cruise at Mach .90. The model can reach a top speed of Mach .925.
Power comes by way of a pair of Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, each of which delivers 18,250 pounds of thrust. The G800 is a fairly big bird, but among the model’s versatility features is steep approach capability, opening up options for landing at smaller airports. It needs 6,000 feet for takeoff.
Like Gulfstream’s other models — including the new G400 — the G800 comes with the company’s Symmetry Flight Deck, which includes Predictive Landing, and broadcasts visual information in two head-up displays: Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision System; Gulfstream calls the combo the Combined Vision System.
Cabin layout can be customized to suit individual use cases, and there’s enough room on board for three living areas, along with a crew compartment. The plane can sleep up to seven.
Gulfstream’s new G800 is priced from $71.5 million. Deliveries are expected by 2023.