Gulfstream plans to replace the G650ER with the new G800 model starting from 2024. Basically, Gulfstream now has two flagships, but in different ways - the G700 has the largest cabin that can include a bedroom and is 3 meters longer than the G800, but the G800 has more outstanding performance. So now the most significant number does not denote a unique flagship in everything in the Gulfstream lineup.
With a cruising speed of Mach 0.9, the Gulfstream G800 will be capable of covering a distance of about 13,000 kilometers without refueling. At a lower cruising speed, it is possible to cover an additional 1,800 kilometers. When flying to the maximum distance, the G800 will save passengers about an hour and a half compared to the now common private jets.
The G800 is the quintessence of Gulfstream's best technical know-how in other models: the fuselage is from the G650ER, the wings are from the G700, as are the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines. In the proposed cabin layouts, the maximum number of seats is 19 in the daytime and 10 in the nighttime. A separate recreation area is provided for the crew members, which is convenient when using a reinforced crew on long-haul flights.
The manufacturer plans to install a state-of-the-art air recirculation and purification system that will allow, in peak mode, to completely replace the air volume in the cabin in 3 minutes. It is also planned to realize the most comfortable pressure in the cockpit in the industry during flights, which should positively affect the well-being of many flying passengers, for whom this model is being created. The glass area of the oval windows has been further increased to provide even more natural light in the cabin and to enjoy panoramic views during takeoff and landing of the Gulfstream G800. We are looking forward to 2024, which is scheduled for certification and commissioning of the first aircraft.