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Even more flexibility - Gulfstream G500 got FAA steep-approach certification

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Even more flexibility - Gulfstream G500 got FAA steep-approach certification  - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Gulfstream G500 has been certified for steep-approach operations by the FAA,  giving the aircraft access to some of the world’s most challenging airports. The G500 proved its low-speed handling and short-field capabilities in 2021 with landings at airports including London City Airport in England, which has a short runway and strict noise abatement requirements, and Lugano Airport in Switzerland, which is situated in the mouth of a valley and requires an extremely steep approach.

Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, commented: “Our customers already benefit from the revolutionary performance and efficiency of the G500. We are now pleased to deliver steep-approach capability as well, providing additional flexibility by unlocking access to even more destinations around the world.”

With optimized speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency, the G500 offers best-in-class performance along with advanced safety features including the award-winning Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck. The G500 also features the Gulfstream Cabin Experience with 100% fresh, never recirculated air, the lowest cabin altitude in its class, whisper-quiet sound levels and abundant natural light from 14 Gulfstream Panoramic Oval Windows. The aircraft seats up to 19 and sleeps up to eight and can fly 5,300 nautical miles/9,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 4,500 nm/8,334 km at Mach 0.90. It has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.  The G500 holds nearly 60 city-pair speed records and more than 110 are in service around the world.

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