Receives EASA TC: Enables G450 To Be Registered in European
Gulfstream Aerospace has received a
TC from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the new
large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 business jet aircraft. This
certification enables the G450 to be registered in any of the 25
European Union countries. The G450 received its FAA Type
Certificate August 12. The first G450 business jet will enter
service in the second quarter of next year.
Introduced just over a year ago, the G450 builds on the success
of the GIV/GIV-SP - the best-selling long-range business jet ever
produced. Like its sister ship, the large-cabin, ultra-long-range
G550, the G450 features the exclusive PlaneView cockpit. With its
four large flight displays, Honeywell's Primus Epic Avionics and
Visual Guidance System (VGS) and the award-winning Gulfstream
Enhanced Vision System (EVS), this advanced cockpit was developed
to improve safety of flight by enhancing pilot situational
awareness while reducing pilot workload.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8C engines, the G450 can fly
4,350 nautical miles nonstop; that's equivalent to flying eight
passengers nonstop from Madrid to Caracas or Dallas to Paris, even
on a very hot day.
The G450 cabin has undergone significant improvements.
Gulfstream relocated avionics equipment forward of the cabin door
to improve access to the cabin and create more usable space for
passengers - both in the cabin and in the baggage department. With
three distinct living areas, the G450 provides seating for up to 16
passengers and comes fully appointed.
G450 passengers, especially those on long intercontinental
flights, will appreciate the relaxing cabin atmosphere with three
temperature zones, ample light streaming through 12 heated
signature oval windows, 100 percent fresh air and a cabin altitude
of 6,000 feet.
The G450 was developed by the same internal team that developed
the G550; the large-cabin, ultra-long range G500; and the
large-cabin, mid-range G350. Earlier this year, the National
Aeronautic Association honored the G550 team with the 2003 Collier
Trophy, aviation's most prestigious award, citing its "leading-edge
achievement in designing, testing and building an innovative
aircraft while incorporating measurable safety enhancements and
far-reaching advances in aerospace technology."
The G450, G550, G500 and G350 share numerous aircraft systems in
common as well as the same pilot type rating. This commonality
translates to training and maintenance cost savings for operators
of fleets that include two or more of these aircraft models.