Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval for visual advantage credit using Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) for its fleet of in-production aircraft, the company said.
This approval gives select operators authorization to dispatch and begin instrument approaches in low-visibility conditions below published approach minima.
Gulfstream said its large-cabin aircraft have completed their certification flight testing for EFVS to touchdown and rollout operations. Gulfstream anticipates final FAA certification and operational approvals for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 by the end of this year, with approvals for the Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream G650 to follow.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft.