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Thales to supply flight controls for Gulfstream G700

Oct 23. 2019  Thales announces that it will supply flight control computers for the new Gulfstream G700 aircraft. This selection by Gulfstream acknowledges the superior performance of Thales-designed Flight Control Computers and continues the relationship between the two companies which goes back to the launch of the G650 in 2008.

  • Thales will design and manufacture the Flight Control solutions adapted to the G700.
  • This marks the fifth Gulfstream business jet airframe which Thales will support.
  • Nearly 400 in-service Gulfstream aircraft benefit from Thales Fly-By-Wire solutions.

The state-of-the art Thales-designed Flight Control Computers are at the core of Gulfstream’s Fly-by-Wire systems for the G700.  They use the most evolved architecture, specifically developed to ensure superior performance and safety, while reducing weight and therefore fuel consumption. The flight computers will also interface with an active control sidestick making the controls more pilot-friendly.

Thales pioneered the development and certification of Fly-by-Wire (FBW) technology on modern commercial aircraft in 1983. Today, it remains at the forefront of FBW technology, supplying the most advanced flight control electronics in over 10,000 aircraft worldwide.

After G650, G650ER, G500 and G600, the G700 is the fifth selection by Gulfstream for Thales flights controls. Close to 400 in-service Gulfstream aircraft benefit from Thales Fly-By-Wire solutions contributing to their safety, efficiency and comfort for pilots and passengers.

“Continuously improving and delivering innovative technologies to our clients is paramount to us,” said Thales Vice President for Avionics in Canada, Michel Grenier. “We are thrilled to offer best-in-class solutions and honored that Gulfstream has shown repeated confidence to select Thales’ Flight Control solution for its new flagship aircraft.”

 

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2018 (on a pro forma basis including Gemalto).            

Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations — connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity — technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments.

 

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