Specialists of the Gulfstream Aerospace company have made “the first flight” at the complex stand “Iron Bird” of a new business jet Gulfstream G600. Spatially and geometrically exact structure of the stand which includes the instrument equipment of a cabin allows to carry out in vitro on the earth tests of control systems of flight and mechanical systems, including the chassis, brakes and hydraulics.
During 30-minute first flight at the Gulfstream G600 stand taxing, take off and landing, and also maneuvers and changes on height and flying speed are simulated.
“This first flight begins tests and the checks necessary for real first flight of Gulfstream G600“, – Dan Neyl, the senior vice-president of the direction of programs, development and testing of the Gulfstream company says. “At the Iron Bird stand we can confirm characteristics of components of systems, raise an integration maturity, make changes and provide it in vitro prior to flight tests of the airplane. Existence of this resource increases safety and simplifies testing process”.
Gulfstream G600 has range of 6200 nautical miles / 11482 km on speed of 0,85 Moves or 4800 nautical miles / 8890 km at 0,90 Moves. The maximum operational speed makes 0,925 Moves, same, as well as at leaders of G650 and G650ER.
The airplane is equipped with completely new control system with the symmetric active side control knobs of Symmetry Flight Deck integrated by touch displays, advanced system of vision of the next generation and avionics of Honeywell Primus Epic.
Like G650 and G650ER the business jet of Gulfstream G600 has completely digital three-axial electroremote control system which includes protection against an exit for the operational modes of flight, increases stability and has redundancy of reservation.
The first flight copy of Gulfstream G600 and prototype for strength tests already are in production. The airplane is planned to be put into operation in 2019.
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