Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT FOR GLOBALEYE

Download: Printable PDF Date: 15 Mar 2018 03:01 category:
Publisher:
SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT FOR GLOBALEYE - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Sweden Aircraft: Airplanes

Saab successfully completed the first flight of the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft in Linköping, Sweden.

GlobalEye took off on its maiden flight at 12.52 local time on 14 March 2018, from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden. The aircraft, a modified Bombardier Global 6000 jet platform, undertook a 1 hour 46 minutes test flight collecting extensive flight-test data using the on-board instrumentation suite. This data is then used to verify the aircraft performance and associated modelling. The first flight was preceded by a series of ground trials including high and low speed taxiing tests.

“The first flight is the second major milestone for the GlobalEye programme within a very short space of time. Yet again we have demonstrated that we are delivering on our commitments and that we are on track with our production of the world’s most advanced swing-role surveillance system,” said Anders Carp, Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s business area Surveillance.

“Today’s flight went as planned, with the performance level matching our high expectations. The aircraft’s smooth handling was just as predicted and a real pleasure for me to fly,” said Magnus Fredriksson, Saab Experimental Test Pilot.

The maiden flight took place three weeks after Saab revealed the GlobalEye aircraft to the media for the first time on 23 February 2018. GlobalEye combines air, maritime and ground surveillance in one swing-role solution. GlobalEye carries a full suite of sophisticated sensors including the powerful new extended range radar (Erieye ER), integrated with the ultra-long range Global 6000 aircraft, known for its versatility and smooth flight characteristics.

The GlobalEye launch customer is the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, where it is known as the Swing Role Surveillance System (SRSS). The initial order was placed in November 2015. 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.

Bombardier and Global 6000 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

 



Loading comments for SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT FOR GLOBALEYE...


Recommended

TAG Aviation Introduces First Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Equipped with Premier Cabin Destined for Charter Service in Europe

The long range Global 5000 aircraft will be based in Paris and represents the ninth addition to TAG Aviation’s rapidly growing managed fleet of business jets registered in Europe...

Bombardier’s CRJ Series Now Certified to Operate at Up to ISA+40°C

This temperature certification is equivalent to a ground temperature of over 50 degrees Celsius. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CRJ700 and CRJ900 Aircraft are now cert...

Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is ‘sw...

Satellite launches set to return to British soil after 50 years following new partnership with Virgin Orbit in Cornwall

The first British satellite launch in 50 years could take place from Cornwall within the next three years following a new partnership with Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit, a satellite launch company, ha...