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Steep Approach OK’d for Gulfstream 150

 - February 2, 2010, 8:04 PM

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have certified the Gulfstream 150 for a steep-approach angle of up to 6 degrees compared to the normal 3.5 degrees or less. Several airports worldwide require steep-approach certification to land at their facility due to terrain, obstacles or local noise ordinances.

The G150 is the first Gulfstream aircraft to receive steep-approach certification from the FAA and EASA, and the approval allows operators around the world greater flexibility, particularly those in Europe. Other Gulfstream firsts for the G150 include certification by the FAA for Stage 4, the industry’s most stringent noise standards, and group approval for reduced vertical separation minimum.