Gulfstream receives FAA production certificate for G650


G650 earns EASA type certificate, as well as receiving the FAA production certificate. The G650 also has validations from the Isle of Man and Bermuda.

Gulfstream Aerospace recently received two certifications for its new flagship aircraft, the G650.  The company received the production certificate (PC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Atlanta Manufacturing Inspection District Office. Gulfstream also earned a type certificate for the G650 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The PC was obtained on December 20, 2012, and the EASA type certificate was awarded on December 21, 2012.  By securing EASA certification, the G650 can be registered in the 27 member states that form the European Union.

“This is quite an achievement for Gulfstream,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream.  “The G650 Production Certificate is a testament to the strength of four departments within Gulfstream — Engineering, Materials, Operations and Quality — along with the Gulfstream ODA to achieve this outcome. Their efforts and the support from the FAA are to be commended.”

“The EASA certification allows us to begin our first G650 deliveries to customers based in Europe,” Flynn added.  “We look forward to getting the G650 certified in many other countries.”

The G650 earned its FAA Type Certificate on September 7, 2012.  The aircraft also has type certificate validations from Bermuda and the Isle of Man.