Chinese CAA Certifies G650/G650ER

Gulfstream’s G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is one of the last steps required for an aircraft to be registered in a particular country. The additional milestone marks the 26th country where the G650 is now certified and the 16th for the G650ER.
“As business aviation needs in the Asia-Pacific region continue to increase, we are pleased to offer our customers in China the safety, performance and reliability that the G650 and G650ER offer,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Gulfstream.
In February 2015, the G650ER set two city-pair records while flying around the world in one stop. The aircraft traveled between White Plains, New York, and Beijing, a distance of 6,939 nm/12,851 km, at a speed of Mach 0.87. It then flew from Beijing to Savannah, covering 6,572 nm/12,171 km at Mach 0.89.