Gulfstream Aerospace announced that it has received type certification from the General Administration of the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) for five of its business jet models: the Gulfstream GV; G350; G450; G500 and G550. Those models join the Gulfstream GIV and GIV-SP which were certified by the CAAC on September 15, 2003. The type certification allows the registration and operation of the aircraft models within China. In 2005, the CAAC also granted approval to Gulfstream’s Long Beach, CA., service center to provide support for Chinese-registered GIV aircraft as well as Gulfstream GIIs and GIIIs.
Gulfstream has sold its large-cabin business jet aircraft in China with the recent multi-aircraft sale of three mid-range G350s and one ultra-long-range G550 to Hainan Airlines Group. The four aircraft will be used as charter aircraft by Deer Jet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hainan Airlines Group.