Final push for G500 certification

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Gulfstream says its G500 and G600 aircraft are on track to achieve FAA type certification and enter service in 2018. The G500 is now in the final part of its flight test and certification program, with the fourth aircraft about to begin function and reliability testing.

These flights, mandated by the FAA, total 300 hours. The aim is to determine the aircraft’s behavior in conditions representative of normal inflight operations, including hot, cold and humid environments.

Gulfstream says it has surpassed the FAA’s requirements by completing more than 400 hours flying with a fully outfitted production G500. This aircraft is now on a demonstration tour around the world.

Meanwhile, the G600 has completed company field performance tests. The next step is FAA certification testing for flyover noise.

February 21, 2018

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