Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently received two important certifications for its new flagship aircraft, the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650, the company said Friday. The Production Certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Atlanta Manufacturing Inspection District Office, received Thursday, confirms that Gulfstream’s production processes for the G650 are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA issued the PC after Gulfstream completed an extensive FAA Production Certificate audit conducted by the Gulfstream Organization Designation Authorization office, which examined Gulfstream’s engineering, supplier, manufacturing and quality systems to assure the aircraft are produced in accordance with their design. The Type Certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency, awarded Friday, means the business jet can be registered in the 27 member states that form the European Union. “This is quite an achievement for Gulfstream,” said company president Larry Flynn. “The G650 Production Certificate is a testament to the strength of four departments within Gulfstream — engineering, materials, operations and quality — along with the Gulfstream ODA to achieve this outcome. Their efforts and the support from the FAA are to be commended. “The EASA certification allows us to begin our first G650 deliveries to customers based in Europe,” Flynn added. “We look forward to getting the G650 certified in many other countries.” Gulfstream announced Thursday that it had recently delivered the first fully outfitted G650 to a customer in the United States.
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