SAVANNAH, Ga., July 27, 2011 — The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. G150 has received another Type Certificate Validation, this one from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency. The authorization means Gulfstream operators can register the wide-cabin, high-speed G150 in the country.
“This Type Certificate Validation, along with the approved maintenance organization designation our Dallas maintenance facility received, makes the G150 an especially appealing choice for Brazilian operators,” said Larry Flynn, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Gulfstream. “Now, every production Gulfstream model is certified in Brazil, including the ultra-long-range G550.”
The G150 can travel the 2,417 nautical miles between São Paulo and Caracas in 5 hours and 26 minutes, up to 1 hour and 24 minutes faster than other aircraft in its class. The aircraft can travel nonstop from São Paulo to Bogota at Mach 0.80 or São Paulo to Cape Verde at Mach 0.75.
The G150 recently demonstrated its long legs when it set a city-pair speed record between Anchorage, Alaska, and Savannah. The aircraft traveled 3,196 nautical miles (5,919 km) in 7 hours and 19 minutes at an average speed of 494 mph (795 kph). The aircraft has set more than 14 world speed records since it entered service in 2006.
The G150 has a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 km), a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 m), and the ability to land at airports requiring steep-approach certification. These include Lugano and Sion in Switzerland, Marseille Provence and Chambery in France, and London City in England.
The mid-size jet also offers several options to improve safety, including an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II, a full-regime Automatic Throttle System, a Wide Area Augmentation System-Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS-LPV), and a flight-data recorder.
In addition to Brazil, the G150 has received type certification validation from Ukraine, China, Israel, the United States, Chile, the European Union, the Philippines and Canada.