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US FAA grants Gulfstream G650 a type certificate

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.



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.

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