G600 Takes Flight For The First Time In Flight Test Program
The G600, a Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. aircraft has taken flight for the first time which initiated the commencement of their flight test program. The aircraft took its first flight on December 17, 2016 making it the first in its series to ever be airborne. The G600 was in the air an approximated 2 hours and 53 minutes leaving the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia.
Piloted by two very qualified Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. pilots Scott Martin and Todd Abler accompanied by an on aircraft engineer to be able to take care of any minor problems that might have appeared while being air Bourne. Fortunately, the flight ran smoothly as Mark Burns, Gulfstream current president stated, “This flight went exactly as anticipated, thanks in large part to the investments we have made in our ground-based laboratories,” which he quickly added that, “This flight is the perfect way to wrap up 2016 and set the tone for a successful 2017.
The G600 aircraft is a unique aircraft in its series and is built not like many other previous ones before. It has been equipped with high tech features such as high speed internet and communication via satellite. Built with the lengthiest cabin in its class to be able to fit four distinct living areas that have been designated for work space, dining room, restrooms, and recreational space. Gulf stream has been able to implement the largest panoramic windows that the industry has ever seen.
The engineers have also been able to install a fully loaded 100 percent fresh air circulation that would be able to ventilate the superior cabin allowing guest feel rejuvenated upon arrival. Appose from its luxurious high tech cabin the aircraft can travel up to impressive speeds. “The G600 can travel 6,200 nautical miles/11,482 kilometers at Mach 0.85 and 4,800 nm/8,890 km at Mach 0.90, and its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925, the same maximum speed as the flagship Gulfstream G650ER.