Company Aircraft Are First In Industry Certified For Visual Advantage Credit
SAVANNAH, Georgia, October 15, 2018 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its fleet of in-production aircraft has Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for Visual Advantage credit using the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS). This industry-first approval gives select operators authorization to dispatch and begin instrument approaches in low-visibility conditions below published approach minima.
“Providing this capability to our operators reinforces Gulfstream’s tradition of continuous improvement,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “This innovation leverages Gulfstream’s significant technological expertise and provides several benefits to our operators: increased efficiency, streamlined operations and enhanced safety.”
Additionally, all Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft have completed their certification flight testing for EFVS to touchdown and rollout operations. Gulfstream anticipates final FAA certification and operational approvals for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 by the end of this year, with approvals for the Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream G650 to follow.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM.