Subscribe Free
in Business Aviation

Third Gulfstream G600 test aircraft successfully completes first flight

Posted 9 May 2017 · Add Comment

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that the third Gulfstream G600 test aircraft successfully completed its first flight. The move comes after the first G600 flight in mid-December 2016.

“The consistent execution of the G600 flight-test programme is directly correlated to our investments in research and development and is a testament to the rigor and discipline of our processes,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We take great pride in ensuring we deliver on our promises and look forward to our G600 entering service next year.”

The aircraft will undergo numerous system tests required for its anticipated 2018 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration, including field performance testing to assess handling in multiple runway configurations. The tests provide vital statistics needed to generate take-off and landing data for the Flight Manual’s environmental conditions and configurations.

The G600 flew its maiden voyage on Dec. 17, 2016. The second G600 test aircraft flew approximately two months later on Feb. 24, 2017.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Evacuation exercise at Terminal 1 Departure in Abu Dhabi International on Thursday

Abu Dhabi Airports will be conducting a phased evacuation exercise in Terminal One Departure area at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Thursday 27th September 2018.

RJ operates 448 extra and charter flights to meet summer travel demand

Royal Jordanian has operated 448 extra and charter flights since the beginning of this summer, in addition to the airline’s scheduled flights.

Qatar Airways meets with Vietnamese VIP delegation ahead of launch of flights to Da Nang

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, met with a Vietnamese VIP delegation led by Deputy Secretary of the Da Nang Municipal Party Committee, Vo Cong Tri, and accompanied by Vietnam’s Ambassador to Qatar, Nguyen Dinh Thao,

Cobra strikes in the Middle East

The United States has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters at an estimated cost of $911.4 million, including spares, support, weapons and training. Jon Lake reports.

Ethiopian voted “Best African Airline” at Arabian Travel Awards

Ethiopian Airlines has been crowned “Best African Airline” at Arabian Travel Awards 2018, the second edition of Arabian Travel Awards, held on September 20, 2018 in Dubai.

Emirates wins second consecutive Best Entertainment award at APEX 2019

Emirates clinched its second consecutive award for Best Entertainment at the 2019 Global Passenger Choice Awards held during the APEX EXPO in Boston, USA on Monday.

MNGJetSK2908121018
See us at
MAPS18_BT1207131118MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018Aviation Africa BT0607280219Cargo BT1004091018AIME19BTA3005120219GATM BT1004061118BIAS BT271017161118Istanbul Airshow BT22018ASDubai BT1004091018MEBAA BT1004121218