Gulfstream G550 Gets Nod from South Africa

 - September 11, 2012, 3:53 PM

The Gulfstream G550 received type approval from the South African Civil Aviation Authority yesterday, allowing operators to register the ultra-long-range business jet in South Africa. “Gulfstream’s presence in Africa has grown dramatically, particularly in South Africa, which accounts for 24 percent of the entire Gulfstream fleet in Africa,” said Gulfstream senior vice president of sales and marketing Scott Neal. “Having this certification is important to our growing customer base [there].” In addition to South Africa, nearly 30 other countries and regions have certified the G550.