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News: Gulfstream G600 Makes First Flight Ahead Of Schedule

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  1. Gulfstream G600 Takes To The Skies Ahead Of Schedule
    General Dynamics company Gulfstream announced yesterday that the all-new Gulfstream G600 long-range executive jet made its maiden flight ahead of schedule. Two other aircraft are lined-up in the test program already and ready to fly early in the new year. The G600 departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 17 and spent 2 hours and 53 minutes in the air. The aircraft was piloted by Gulfstream experimental test pilots Scott Martin and Todd Abler, with Flight Test engineer Nathaniel Rutland providing on-board support.“This flight went exactly as anticipated, thanks in large part to the investments we have made in our ground-based laboratories,” Burns said. “This flight is the perfect way to wrap up 2016 and set the tone for a successful 2017.”
  2. “Launching the G600’s flight-test program is a milestone for us and our customers, who have guided the vision for this aircraft from the beginning,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We look forward to delivering this aircraft to them in 2018. Today’s flight, which went flawlessly, represents a significant step forward in the journey to certification and delivery.”

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    Gulfstream Aerospace
    500 Gulfstream Road
    Savannah, GA 31407

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