Gulfstream G600 earns FAA steep-approach certification


Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G600 has been certified for steep approach to landing by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), opening access to more airports around the world.

The G600 has successfully demonstrated its steep-approach capabilities with low-speed handling and short-field landings at London City Airport in England and Lugano Airport in Switzerland.

These challenging airports require steep-approach operations, as London City has a short runway and Lugano is located in the mouth of a valley.

Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream said: “This certification further increases global access for the G600.

“Building on the speed and range performance advantages that G600 customers already experience, steep-approach capability broadens possibilities and increases flexibility for travel.”