US FAA grants Gulfstream G650 a type certificate

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The US Federal Aviation Administration, on 7 September, granted Gulfstream's G650 business jet a type certificate, clearing the way for the company to deliver the first aircraft before year-end.

"The G650 is a superlative aircraft with the most technologically advanced flight deck in business aviation and the largest, most comfortable cabin in its class," Gulfstream president Larry Flynn says.

 

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The new aircraft is fitted with a full three-axis, fly-by-wire system and an advanced flight deck with four 14-inch displays and a head-up display. It has both enhanced and synthetic vision as standard features.

The G650 has a cabin measuring 102in (259cm) wide and 77in high with a cabin altitude of 4,850ft (1,480m) at 51,000ft and 3,300ft at 41,000ft.

The company has accumulated a backlog of 200 orders for the new aircraft.