Gulfstream Aerospace’s G500 business jet has completed five test flights and 15 flight hours since it first flew on May 18, the company says. During the flights, the aircraft has achieved a top speed of Mach 0.80 and a maximum altitude of 38,500 ft. Its longest flight lasted more than 4 hr. “The first flight exceeded our expectations,” Dan Nale, Gulfstream vice president of programs, engineering and test, said in a statement. “And they demonstrated that our testing ...


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