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April 2008 edition

Contracts confirmed for G650 programme

Gulfstream Aerospace has selected Thales to develop the full three-axis fly-by-wire flight control computer system for the new ultra-long-range G650 business jet, which is scheduled to enter service in 2012.

Thales' fly-by-wire system consists of supplying two digital flight control computers and one backup flight control unit. The system's software development will take place in Thales' centre of excellence in Montreal while the hardware will be developed by the company's airborne computer unit in France. The contract has a potential value of more than $100 million over the next 10 years.

Spirit Aerosystems has been chosen to design and build the nacelle, thrust reverser and engine build up components for the Rolls Royce BR725 engine, which will be used in the G650 aircraft. The contrac....

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airframer
Rolls-Royce Corporation Turbofan Engines, Turboprop Engines, Turboshaft Engines, Engine Nozzles
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Wing Flaps, Empennages, Nacelles, Wings, Aircraft Control Surfaces, Aircraft Structural Components, Thrust Reversers, Engine Pylons, Fuselage Sections, Engine Inlets, Wing Spoilers, Fairings, Machining Services
Thales Avionics Head-Up Displays, LCD Displays

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