Gulfstream has launched what may be the largest private in the market with the introduction of the G700. The new jet was unveiled on Monday, the day before the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

The G700 was announced as Gulfstream’s new flagship aircraft, offering a longer range, enhanced speed, and improved performance while providing what the company said was an “unprecedented aircraft experience.”

“The Gulfstream G700 takes the very best elements from our most innovative products and unites them with cutting-edge advances to create an all-new, advanced-technology aircraft that redefines safety, comfort and range at speed,” Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream said.

“This announcement is the biggest news in business aviation history and is the result of the investments General Dynamics (GD) made to develop Gulfstream technology for Gulfstream products. Thanks to our nearly 18,000 employees around the world, the G700 is continuing a long Gulfstream tradition: raising the bar for ourselves and the industry.”

The G700 is one of the largest private jets in the market, boasting the tallest, widest, and longest cabin in the industry, aircraft manufacturer said. It has a 7,500 nautical mile range at Mach 0.85 from its Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and was engineered to handle weight-restricted, short-runway, and high-altitude airports, Gulfstream said.

A new cabin enhances the overall appeal of the plane with five living areas, extra-large ultragalley with passenger lounge or crew compartment, six-place dining or conference room, and master suite with a shower.

Twenty oval windows provide a panoramic view from the cabin of the jet that has been designed to be “whisper quiet.” A circadian lighting system has also been incorporated to help passengers adjust to time zone differences with white and amber LEDs that mimic sunrise and sunset.

The G700 has undergone 14,000 hours of lab testing, including ground vibration testing, engine runs, loads calibration, and all structural testing to get it ready for its first flight. Gulfstream said the manufacturing of the G700 is already underway with customer deliveries expected in 2022.

Shares of General Dynamics stock were down 2.70 percent as of 10:18 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Gulfstream G700 Gulfstream has launched the largest private jet in the world with the G700. Photo: Gulfstream