General Dynamics delivers EASA-certified Gulfstream 500 to European customer

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has announced the delivery of the Gulfstream G500, certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), to its first European customer, the company said.

An undisclosed Western-Europe-based charter operator took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream Aerospace headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.

The G500 is now in service in North America, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe.

The aircraft´s Symmetry Flight Deck features an electronically linked active control sidestick in civil aviation and the use of touchscreen technology in business aviation and a data concentration network, all of which streamline operations and reduce pilot workload. The aircraft can travel 4,400 nautical miles/8,149 kilometers at Mach 0.90 and 5,200 nm/9,630 km at Mach 0.85.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. More than 2,800 aircraft have been produced by Gulfstream for customers around the world since 1958.