The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a type certificate for Gulfstream’s newest business jet, the G150 last week. With this certification, the wide-cabin, high-speed aircraft is now eligible for registration in the European Union member nations.
“This EASA certification is an extremely important accomplishment,” said Joseph T. Lombardo, president of Gulfstream. “We’ve always believed the G150 is the ideal corporate jet for European businesses.
Introduced in 2002, the G150 can accommodate six to eight passengers comfortably. It completed its first flight on May 3, 2005; received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Nov. 7, 2005; and was delivered to the first customer on Aug. 14, 2006. The G150 is also certified by the FAA for Stage 4, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s most stringent noise standard. By the end of the second quarter of this year, Gulfstream delivered 21 outfitted G150s since August 2006.