In the works: Gulfstream Aerospace – G250
The second super-midsize G250 took flight on March 24 from Israel Aerospace Industries’ facilities at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Piloted by IAI chief test pilot Ronen Shapira, the G250 flew for one hour 57 minutes during its first flight and to 20,000 feet. G250 S/N 2002 joins the first test article in a test program that is expected to take more than 1,300 flight hours. S/N 1001 will be used to test in-flight performance and handling, while S/N 2002 will be focused on the Rockwell Collins PlaneView 250 avionics suite and S/N 2003 on systems functionality and reliability, according to Gulfstream. Certification of the Honeywell HTF7250G-powered G250 is expected next year. G250 completions will be done at Gulfstream’s Dallas Love Field facility.