October 17, 2014
Thales flies innovative flight control solutions onboard new Gulfstream G500 and G600
Thales is designing and manufacturing advanced flight control solutions for the recently unveiled Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft programmes. The G500 and G600’s innovative Thales-designed flight control computers are at the core of their Fly-by-Wire (FBW) systems. They will use the latest design evolution architecture, specifically developed to ensure superior performance and safety whilst reducing weight and therefore fuel consumption, optimising volume and dispatch rate. The flight computers will also interface with active control sidestick, thus making the controls more pilot-friendly. The collaboration further consolidates the relationship between Thales and Gulfstream which has already seen the development of the highly integrated FBW flight controls on the G650 aircraft.