Gulfstream G500 (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)
EASA approval of Gulfstream Aerospace's G500 paves the way for the ultra-long-range jet to be registered in EU countries. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream G500 Nabs Euro Safety Nod

Validation paves the way for registration of the aircraft in EU countries.

Gulfstream Aerospace’s ultra-long-range G500 received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation, the Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer announced recently. Coming a little more than a year after U.S. FAA type certification, the EASA nod paves the way for registration of the aircraft in European Union countries.

With a top speed of Mach 0.925, the G500 has a 5,200-nm range at Mach 0.85 and 4,400-nm range at Mach 0.90. Entering service in September 2018, the aircraft already has accumulated 35 city-pairs records around the world, including Seville, Spain, to Abu Dhabi in 5 hours 45 minutes; Geneva to Chicago in 8 hours; Doha, Qatar, to Shannon, Ireland, in about 7 hours 30 minutes; and Farnborough, England, to Las Vegas in 10 hours 20 minutes.