G650 Flight Evaluates Fly-By-Wire In Electric Backup Mode

The Gulfstream G650 flight-test aircraft flew for the first time using only an electrically powered, fly-by-wire backup flight-control actuation system. G650 s.n. 6001 flew a total of 3 hr. and 33 min. on Dec. 21. Test pilots Jake Howard and Gary Freeman along with flight-test engineers Bill Osborne...

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