Thales flies innovative flight control solutions onboard new Gulfstream G500 and G600
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 optimising volume and dispatch rate. The flight computers will also interface with active sidestick controllers, thus making the controls more pilot-friendly.
"After the success of our collaboration on the G650, being chosen by Gulfstream to provide flight control computers for the G500/G600 shows the maturity of Thales’ products, and our commitment to provide on-schedule, innovative, superior quality solutions that yield high value-added for our customers."
Michel Grenier, Thales Vice President in charge of aerospace activities in Canada
- Thales-designed flight control computers will be installed on the recently unveiled Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft.
- Thales’ innovations ensure superior performance and safety whilst reducing weight and optimising volume and dispatch rate.
- This builds on the success of Thales Fly-By-Wire controls for the Gulfstream G650, which boasts the most sophisticated fully-FBW system in the business jet industry.