GIV-SP wins JAA approval, GV expected next year

 - May 22, 2008, 6:08 AM

Europe’s JAA has issued type certificate endorsement for the Gulfstream IV and IV-SP, effectively recommending the business jets for approval by the JAA’s 25-member nations. Meanwhile, Gulfstream continues its long-time effort at obtaining JAA certification of its GV. According to Gulfstream v-p and chief engineer Dick Johnson, the company is currently involved in the fourth of five structural tests required by the JAA. He expects to see completion of the last of the structural tests by the end of this month, and he anticipates the GV, which was granted FAA certification in December 1996, should receive JAA certification next summer.