A second aircraft has joined the G600 flight-test campaign, completing its first flight in four hours and 26 minutes.
“The addition of a second flight-test aircraft just 10 weeks after the first demonstrates the rigor and discipline inherent in our development programs and continues a cadence of accomplishments that will steadily move the G600 toward certification and entry into service,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.
“Each milestone we clear validates the significant investments we’ve made in research and development, our ground-based labs and our flight-test capabilities, allowing us to deliver on the promises we’ve made to our customers.”
The first flight test aircraft is being used for flutter testing and expanding the flight envelope; the second will soon be used to test flight loads. Using a structural test article, Gulfstream has already completed ultimate load testing. The company is targeting FAA type certification and customer deliveries in 2018.
February 28, 2017