Gulfstream G150 Gets EASA Type, FAA Stage 4 Papers
Gulfstream last week announced the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a type certificate for the company’s newest business jet, the G150. With this certification, the wide-cabin, high-speed aircraft is now eligible for registration in the European Union member nations. Introduced in 2002, the G150 can accommodate six to eight passengers comfortably. It completed its first flight on May 3, 2005, received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel and the FAA on Nov. 7, 2005, and was delivered to the first customer on Aug. 14, 2006. The FAA has also certified the G150 for Stage 4, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s most stringent noise standard.
“This EASA certification is an extremely important accomplishment,” said Joseph T. Lombardo, president of Gulfstream. “We’ve always believed the G150 is the ideal corporate jet for European businesses. With a 2,950-nm range, the G150 can fly nonstop from major European cities to Middle East, India and North America." By the end of June 2007, Gulfstream had completed and delivered 21 G150s since August 2006.