Fourth G600 Takes Flight
On Wednesday, June 21, the fourth Gulfstream G600 flew for the first time, officially joining the flight-test program.
The flight came just over six weeks after the third aircraft’s maiden voyage.
“To have four first flights and fly more than 570 hours in less than six months is a remarkable achievement,” says Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream.
The program’s four test aircraft have amassed more than 130 flights to date.
The fifth and final G600 test aircraft has been delivered to the Savannah Completions center, where it will be fully outfitted to test and validate interior elements, ensuring the successful integration of aircraft systems with the passenger experience.
The G600 is on schedule to receive Federal Aviation Administration type certification and enter service in 2018.