Rolls-Royce announced yesterday that the new Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engine powering the Gulfstream G700 and G800 models achieved European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification.
The Pearl 700 was developed at the Rolls Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany. During the test program, the engine demonstrated the ability to operate with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The engine also demonstrated its ability during testing to withstand bird-strike, ice, hail, and water ingestion as well as fan-blade containment. The multinational testing program included Dahlewitz, Bristol in the UK, Montreal and Winnipeg in Canada, and Mississippi and Tennessee in the US.
Dr. Dirk Geisinger, Director – Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, said: “Receiving the EASA certification for our Pearl 700 engine makes us very proud, as it illustrates once again Rolls-Royce’s unique capabilities to design, test, build and certify pioneering aircraft engines. It also reflects the dedication of our global team to support Gulfstream and the entry into service of the G700 and G800. We have worked closely with EASA and Gulfstream to achieve this certification and I would like to thank them both for their support.”
Mark Burns, Gulfstream’s President, stated “the certification of the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines for the G700 and G800 is a significant step that brings us closer to delivering these game-changing aircraft to our customers. We are seeing a high level of demand for both the G700 and G800, and they are set to lead the upper end of the ultra long-range distance segment with their unique combination of range, speed and cabin size.”
“The G700 and G800 can deliver their impressive performance capabilities thanks to the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and the advanced Gulfstream wing and winglet on the two aircraft. With these powerful advancements, Gulfstream customers can reap the benefits of large cabins with enhanced comfort over the worldwide flights the G700 and G800 can accomplish.”
The Pearl 700 utilizes the Advance2 engine core with a new low-pressure system, resulting in an 8% improvement in take-off thrust, with 18,250 lbs over the BR725 engine. The engine has a 5% improvement in efficiency while maintaining its low noise and low emissions.
As a part of the Rolls-Royce IntelligentEngine vision of a future that integrates products and services, a new generation Engine Health Monitoring System that includes advanced vibration detection as well as two-way communications to enable remote reconfiguration of engine monitoring features. The new systems incorporate artificial intelligence and smart algorithms to improve the reliability and availability of engine through predictive maintenance.
The G700 features a spacious cabin and can fly at its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 for 6,400 nautical miles. Its long-range cruise is at Mach 0.85 for 7,500 nm. The G800 boasts 7,000-nm range at Mach 0.90 and 8,000-nm range at Mach 0.85, the longest range in the business aviation industry.