Thales delivers Flight Controls on Gulfstream G650ER

On the opening day of the National Business Aviation show 2014, Thales announces they have once again been selected by Gulfstream to deliver fly-by-wire flight control systems on the G650ER unveiled in May. This follows the unveiling of the G500 and G600 programmes on October 14, which will also feature Thales fly-by-wire flight controls.

The G650ER will be the longest range business jet in the world. Its 7,5000 nautical miles range (13,890 kilometers), opens up more destination pairs than ever before for a business jet, including New York to Hong Kong or Los Angeles to Delhi.

This requires flight controls that ensure superior performance and safety whilst reducing weight and optimising volume, therefore reducing fuel consumption. All Thales designed flight controls on Gulfstream jets have been designed specifically with these goals in mind.

Thales now boasts fly-by-wire flight controls on four Gulfstream platforms. Beyond the G650ER, Thales is now on-board the G500 and G600 unveiled on October 14 and on the G650, sister aircraft to the ER, the most sophisticated fly-by-wire business jet in the industry, and to date still amongst the most reliable and high performing in the world.

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“The selection of Thales-designed flight control systems for the G650ER, along with the G500 and G600 as recently announced, proves that the relationship we are building with Gulfstream keeps strengthening. It is also positive proof of the maturity of our products and the added value we strive to achieve for our customers.” Michel Grenier, Thales Vice President in charge of aerospace activities in Canada

Source: Thales
Date: Oct 21, 2014