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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gulfstream Receives FAA Approval for FMS on GIVs

Gulfstream received FAA approval for new flight management system software (FMS) to be deployed on its GIV series business jets.

The manufacturer said the FMS 6.1 would reduce fuel consumption and prepare GIV, GIV-SP, G400 and G300 jets to fly Required Navigation Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required (RNP-SAAAR) operations.

“The benefits of this upgrade impact more than 500 Gulfstream aircraft worldwide. Its increased functionality enables pilots to operate with lower approach minima, which allows more flights to land at airports in lower visibility conditions where LPV approaches exist. This saves both time and fuel,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support.  

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