Gulfstream’s G600 flight test program wrapped up the fifth and last aircraft test in Savannah earlier this week.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that the final aircraft in the Gulfstream G600 flight-test program has flown for the first time. Outfitted with a complete interior, the aircraft serves as a cabin testbed to ensure a superior customer experience. The aircraft is the fifth to join the G600 flight-test program since it began on Dec. 17, 2016.
The G600 took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday. During the 2-hour and 55-minute flight, the aircraft reached an elevation of 51,000 feet at a speed of Mach 0.85.The aircraft landed back in Savannah at 6:02 p.m. local time.
“The goal of including a production aircraft in our flight-test program is to ensure we deliver the most functional, comfortable and reliable cabin environment for our customers,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns.
This article originally posted on SavannahNow.com.