Gulfstream Aerospace’s fleet of in-production aircraft has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for Visual Advantage credit using the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS).

This “industry-first” approval gives select operators authorisation to dispatch and begin instrument approaches in low-visibility conditions below published approach minima.

Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream, said: “Providing this capability to our operators reinforces Gulfstream’s tradition of continuous improvement.

“This innovation leverages Gulfstream’s significant technological expertise and provides several benefits to our operators: increased efficiency, streamlined operations and enhanced safety.”

Gulfstream 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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