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October 23, 2014

Gulfstream Chooses Two Québec-based Companies to Equip Its New Business Jets

Flight controls designed at the Thales Canada centre of excellence in Montréal and Pratt & Whitney Canada's PurePower® PW800 engines assembled and tested in Mirabel will equip the Gulfstream G500 and G600 jets.


Photo of Gulfstream Aerospace’s G500 and G600 aircrafts


Flight computers developed by the French group Thales will be at the heart of the fly-by-wire control systems used in the G500 and G600. They will ensure superior performance and safety, cut fuel consumption by reducing volume and weight, and minimize delivery time. The flight computers will also interface with active control sidesticks, making the controls more pilot-friendly. Thales stated that this collaboration will consolidate its relationship with Gulfstream and create five to seven positions at its Montréal facility while maintaining current jobs.


Optimized for high-flying, fast, long-range business jets, Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® PW800 engine incorporates the latest generation of technologies, from its advanced design and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to its innovative maintenance functionalities. It uses lightweight materials such as titanium and composites to deliver superior performance.


About Thales Canada Open a new window

France's Thales Group is a world leader in cutting-edge technologies for the aerospace, transportation, defence and security industries. It has 65,000 employees, including 25,000 engineers and researchers, in 56 countries. Its Thales Canada subsidiary employs 1,300 people in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.


About Pratt & Whitney Canada Open a new window

Founded in 1928, Pratt & Whitney Canada is a global leader in aerospace. Based in Longueuil, near Montréal, the company offers a broad range of high-technology products and services to customers in the global aerospace and building systems industries.


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