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Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017



Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Fractional-share provider PlaneSense has completed a five-yearly functional test of its emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000ft2 hangar at its Portsmouth International Airport headquarters in New Hampshire.

29th August 2017

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Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 5X jet has made its first flight, allowing the jet to embark on preliminary flight tests before the commencement of the full flight test campaign scheduled to begin next year.

The aircraft took off from Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac facility in France for a two-hour flight, which was performed with a preliminary version of the Safran Silvercrest engine because design issues have delayed the power plant development four years beyond the initial timetable.

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17 July 2017

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