Gulfstream wins technology award for Gulfstream active control sidesticks

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has received Aviation Week´s 2017 Technology Laureate Award,.

The award recognizes Gulfstream and BAE Systems for the safety advancements of the active control sidesticks (ACSs), introduced on the all-new Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft.

The ACSs are featured on Gulfstream´s revolutionary new Symmetry Flight Deck. These controllers, the first in business aviation, are electronically linked and allow pilots to communicate through tactile feedback – the pilot and co-pilot can see and feel each other´s control inputs, which helps improve pilot coordination and greatly enhances safety.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services, and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft.