Gulfstream G500 gets its FAA production and type certificate on the same day
Gulfstream’s new G500 business jet has received its production and type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Savannah-based manufacturer can now begin delivering the first aircraft to customers.
“Receiving the type certification and production certificate on the same day speaks to the rigor inherent in the G500 program and the commitment to excellence of the entire Gulfstream team,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream’s president.
Gulfstream says that the G500 is its first clean-sheet designed aircraft to receive both certificates on the same day.
“The tens of thousands of lab hours combined with the more than 5,000 hours we’ve flown the five G500 flight-test aircraft will help ensure we deliver a high-performing, reliable, mature aircraft to customers. We’re excited to conclude the type certification effort, complete the production-certificate audit and move on to the next phase of this program: delivering aircraft. We appreciate the FAA’s diligence and cooperation in certifying this aircraft and confirming the capabilities of our new manufacturing facilities. We look forward to seeing the G500 in our customers’ hangars soon.”
The first aircraft delivery is likely to be internal. into the company’s demonstration fleet of aircraft.
Gulfstream say that the first customer delivery is scheduled for later in the year.