Gulfstream G150 business jet gets EASA clearance
02 August 2007
Gulfstream has announced that its newest business jet, the G150, has got a type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The wide-cabin, high-speed aircraft is now eligible for registration in European Union member nations.
Introduced in 2002, the G150 can accommodate six to eight passengers comfortably.
It completed its first flight in May 2005, received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel and the FAA in November 2005, and was delivered to the first customer in August 2006.
The FAA has also certified the G150 for Stage 4, the International Civil Aviation Organisation's most stringent noise standard.
The G150 is a corporate jet with a range of 2,950 nautical miles. It can fly non-stop from major European cities to the Middle East, India and North America, and Gulfstream believes it is the ideal aircraft for European businesses. Gulfstream has delivered 21 G150s since August 2006.
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