Gulfstream Aerospace announced on October 10, 2023 that the Gulfstream G500 has been certified for steep approach operations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing it to access some of the most challenging airports of the world.
With the NBAA coming
With the NBAA in perspective – the convention will be held for the 2023 edition from October 17 to 19 in Las Vegas – aircraft manufacturers are getting excited. The latest is none other than Gulfstream Aerospace, which announced on October 10, 2023 that the next-generation Gulfstream G500 has been certified for steep approach operations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA, the American regulator), which allows it to access some of the most difficult airports in the world.
Access to London City, Lugano
The G500 demonstrated its low-speed maneuverability and short-field capabilities in 2021 with landings at airports such as London City Airport in England, which has a short runway and strict noise reduction requirements, and Lugano Airport in Switzerland, which is located in the mouth of a valley and requires an extremely steep approach.
19 passengers and 9,816 km of autonomy
“We are pleased to also offer the ability to conduct steep approaches, which provides additional flexibility by opening access to more destinations around the world,” commented Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream . The aircraft can accommodate up to 19 passengers and up to eight berths, and can travel 5,300 nautical miles or 9,816 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 4,500 nm or 8,334 km at Mach 0.90. It has an operating speed of Mach 0.925.