This weeks’ Farnborough Airshow has seen the all-new ultralong-range Gulfstream G800 touch down at Farnborough Airport after making its first international flight from Savannah.
“To take the G800 on this trans-Atlantic trip so close to first flight is extraordinary,” said Mark Burns, President Gulfstream. “The Gulfstream Farnborough Service Center is one of our newest and most modern, and it’s fitting that the G800 has made its international debut here.”
Since it opened two years in 2020, Gulfstream’s Farnborough facility has grown to more than 200 employees and earned 30 foreign regulatory approvals. The 225,000-sq.ft. facility accommodates up to 13 of Gulfstream’s larger aircraft, including the G650ER, G700 and G800, and offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services, as well as interior refurbishments and aftermarket modifications.
The BizAv aircraft company also announced on 19 July that the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have been certified for steep approach landing operations by the European Union Aviation Safety Administration (EASA), unlcoking the ability for European operators of the utlralong-range aircraft to access even more airports around the world.
“We are pleased to be able to increase flexibility for our G650 and G650ER European operators by giving them access to such airports as London City near the city’s financial district and even more remote airfields throughout Europe,” said Burns. “The G650 family’s high-speed performance advantage paired with this new certification will expand opportunities for our customers with more options for remote destinations.”