50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Second Saab GlobalEye Takes to the Sky

Download: Printable PDF Date: 05 Jan 2019 16:45 (UTC) category:
Publisher:
Second Saab GlobalEye Takes to the Sky - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Aircraft: Airplanes

Saab completed a successful first flight with the second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft on 3 January.

The second GlobalEye aircraft took off for the first time at 11.00 am on 3 January from Saab’s airfield in Linköping. GlobalEye, which is based on a modified Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft with a suite of advanced sensors including the Erieye ER airborne radar, undertook a test flight collecting flight-test data. The flight duration was 2 hours 54 minutes.

“Today’s successful first flight is another major step for GlobalEye. We received the initial contract in late 2015, completed the maiden flight with the first aircraft in March 2018 and now we have the second aircraft in the air just over nine months later. This is the kind of efficiency that signifies Saab”, says Anders Carp, Head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

GlobalEye brings extended detection range, endurance and the ability to perform multiple roles, including tasks such as search and rescue, border surveillance and military operations. The launch customer for GlobalEye is United Arab Emirates, where the solution is known as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS). 

 



Loading comments for Second Saab GlobalEye Takes to the Sky...


Recommended

Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft is now available for U.S. fractional ownership with KinectAir

VoltAero pioneering Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft is now available for U.S. fractional ownership through the company’s teaming with KinectAir, joining its on-demand flight services driven...

airBaltic introduces Online Delayed Baggage Service and improves Call Center Service

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has recently improved company’s service for delayed or damaged baggage, introducing an online self-service platform for communication betwee...

SAMAD Aerospace completes hover tests for eStarling

SAMAD Aerospace announced that it has completed hover tests for its second prototype eVTOL eStarling aircraft. Designed for intercity transport, the eStarling aircraft will combine a he...

DA50 RG Debuts at EAA AirVenture

Diamond Aircraft is thrilled to announce the debut of the DA50 RG at EAA AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from July 26th to August 1st at Wittman Regional Airport.The DA50 RG has recently reache...