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News: Update On Gulfstream G500 ; G600 Programs

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  1. Gulfstream Updates On G500 ; G600 Program Progress
    Gulfstream reports that these two programs are running on schedule and progressing well. With over 1,000 test hours under-the-belt between the four G500 test articles and production going on with the G600 test articles Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification will be in 2017 and 2018 respectively. To date, the G500 test fleet, which includes four flight-test aircraft (T1-T4), has flown more than 240 flights, surpassing 1,000 flight hours. The fifth test aircraft, P1, is at the Savannah Completions center, where it is receiving an interior that will be used to test the cabin elements in flight.
  2. On the production side, the G600 is making steady progress. Following the first test aircraft’s wing join last month, the empennage has been mated to the aircraft’s fuselage. In addition, the wings for the structural test article were moved to the G600 production facility, and that wing join has been completed. The G500 can fly 5,000 nautical miles/9,260 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 3,800 nm/7,038 km at Mach 0.90, while the G600 can carry passengers 6,200 nm/11,482 km at Mach 0.85 and 4,800 nm/8,890 km at Mach 0.90. The maximum operating speed for both aircraft is Mach 0.925, the same maximum speed as the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER.

    For more information:

    Gulfstream Aerospace
    500 Gulfstream Road
    Savannah, GA 31407
    www.gulfstream.com

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