Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation announced on July 20 that it has obtained Type Certification and Production Certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its G500. These certifications pave the way for the first G500 delivery to a customer before the end of the year. “Receiving the type certification and production certification on the same day is a testament to the rigor inherent in the G500 program and the commitment to the excellence of the entire Gulfstream team,” said Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream, adding, “The tens of thousands of hours in the lab and on the ground combined with the more than 5,000 hours of flight we’ve done for the G500’s five test flight aircraft will enable us to deliver to our customers a powerful, reliable and mature aircraft.” The FAA type certification verifies the airworthiness of the aircraft design, while the production certificate confirms that the company’s production processes comply with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The G500 is Gulfstream’s first aircraft to receive type certification and production certification on the same day.