Gulfstream Nabs EASA Nod for G500

 - October 16, 2019, 11:57 AM
EASA approval of Gulfstream Aerospace's G500 paves the way for the ultra-long-range jet to be registered in EU countries. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream Aerospace’s ultra-long-range G500 received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation, the Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer announced yesterday. Coming a little more than a year after U.S. FAA type certification, the EASA nod paves the way for registration of the aircraft in European Union countries.

“The G500 has been very well received in Europe,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “Customers in the region have been drawn to the unprecedented level of technology and innovation on the flight deck and the impact that has on safety and efficiency.”

With a top speed of Mach 0.925, the G500 has a 5,200-nm range at Mach 0.85 and 4,400-nm range at Mach 0.90. Entering service in September 2018, the aircraft already has accumulated 35 city-pairs records around the world, including Seville, Spain, to Abu Dhabi in 5 hours 45 minutes; Geneva to Chicago in 8 hours; Doha, Qatar, to Shannon, Ireland, in about 7 hours 30 minutes; and Farnborough, England, to Las Vegas in 10 hours 20 minutes.