Gulfstream 450 receives FAA type certification

 - October 11, 2006, 11:52 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace on August 12 received FAA type certification for its new long-range G450. With this certification, Gulfstream remains on schedule to begin customer deliveries of completed G450s in the second quarter of next year.

“We made the commitment to our customers that we would have the G450 certified before October 1, and here we are–August 12–and we’ve accomplished that goal with time to spare,” said Gulfstream president Bryan Moss.

The G450, introduced at last year’s NBAA Convention, is an upgraded G400. Developed concurrently, the G450 and G550 are similar in design. In addition to the PlaneView flight deck, both business jets feature the same onboard systems and the FAA-certified Gulfstream enhanced vision system (EVS) as standard equipment.

“This year may prove to be one of the most memorable yet for Gulfstream,” Moss added. “Since February, we introduced the G350; received the Collier Award for the G550; received EASA type certification for the G550; and received FAA certification for the G450.”

Before the end of the year, the company also expects to receive EASA validation of the G450 and G500, and FAA type certification for the G350.