FAA grants visual advantage for Gulfstream fleet

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Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use its Enhanced Flight Vision System in its fleet of in-production aircraft.

The industry-first approval gives aircraft operators authorization to dispatch and begin instrument approaches in low-visibility conditions below the published approach minima.

Dan Nale, senior vice president of programs, engineering and test at Gulfstream said, “This innovation leverages Gulfstream’s significant technological expertise and provides several benefits to our operators: increased efficiency, streamlined operations and enhanced safety.”

All Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft have completed their certification flight testing for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS). The company 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.

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