Gulfstream described G650 S/N 6001’s recent tests using the electrically powered fly-by-wire (FBW) backup flight-control actuation system as “flawless.” During a three-hour, 33-minute flight, test pilots Jake Howard and Gary Freeman and flight-test engineers Bill Osborne and Nathaniel Rutland evaluated the fly-by-wire system in electric backup actuation mode for two hours and 20 minutes, performing five landings with the backup system engaged.
Horizon Business Concepts’ TotalFBO software is now available in an online version. TotalFBOweb is hosted by Horizon servers and is accessible from any Web browser. Backups of all data are done daily, according to Horizon. Horizon Business Concepts, based in Broken Arrow, Okla., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.