GULFSTREAM OFFERS AUTOBRAKING ON THE GULFSTREAM G650 AND G650ERFeature Improves Safety, Passenger Comfort And Operating Costs
SAVANNAH, Georgia, November 16, 2015 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today that it will further enhance safety and passenger comfort by offering autobrake functionality as standard on Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft.
Autobrakes allow for a faster reaction time than a pilot response and give pilots the ability to select one of several braking levels, depending on the situation. This feature enhances safety and passenger comfort during takeoffs and landings, reduces pilot workload when landing on short runways or stopping during a rejected takeoff, and reduces brake wear, which lowers operating costs.
“We are pleased to provide the operational benefits of autobraking to existing and future G650 and G650ER customers,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “Adding this technology to an already superior aircraft is another way we deliver on our promises and exceed customer expectations. Anytime we have an opportunity to improve the customer experience, we take advantage of it.”
Gulfstream has begun autobrake system installations on in-production aircraft. Autobrakes will also be made available as an option for aircraft already in service. The installation will be free for a period of 36 months if the aircraft is within the labor warranty period and the work is performed at a Gulfstream service center, Gulfstream-factory authorized service center or a Gulfstream-authorized warranty facility.
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