Third G600 joins flight test program
Gulfstream has added a third Gulfstream G600 to its flight test program.
The aircraft flew for the first time from Savannah on May 5, with the flight lasting for 4 hours and 35 minutes.
“The consistent execution of the G600 flight-test program 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.”
Gulfstream flew the prototype G600 for the first time on December 17 2016, with the second aircraft taking to the skies for the first time on February 24, 2017.
The Savannah based airframer is aiming for certification of the G600 in 2018, with customer deliveries following shortly afterwards.