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News: Gulfstream's G500; G600 Soon To Gain Steep Approach Approval

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  1. Gulfstream's G500; G600 Soon To Gain Steep Approach Approval
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are expected to hand-down Steep Approach approval certification to Gulfstream's next generation G500 and G600 aircraft next year. Once in hand, these aircraft will be able to access airports such as London City (LCY), Lugano Airport (LUG) and Sion Airport (SIR) in Switzerland. London City in particular has strict noise abatement rules as well as a short runway. Lugano airport also has a short runway but is located in mountainous regions of Switzerland at the mouth of a valley requiring a steep approach.
  2. "The takeoff and landing performance we demonstrated in Europe was key in the process of securing customers’ access to even more locations worldwide, saving them even more valuable hours per year," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "Our customers already benefit from Gulfstream’s high-speed performance advantage when flying, and the investment we’ve made in flight testing and continuous improvement delivers even more value with increased flexibility." Following the steep approaches testing and validations the G500 and G600 departed an set respective city pair records. The G500 connected LCY with TEB in 6 hours and 46 minutes while the G600 flew 8 hours and 39 minutes between LCY and SEA.

    For more information:

    Gulfstream Aerospace
    500 Gulfstream Road
    Savannah, GA 31407
    www.gulfstream.com

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