Gulfstream Aerospace’s G500 business jet has surpassed 45 missions and 100 hr. of flight, the company said. Ground testing and avionics checks have begun on the second and third test articles. Gulfstream announced the G500 and G600 programs a year ago. In the five months since the aircraft’s first flight, it has reached an altitude of 38,000 ft. and a maximum airspeed of Mach 0.80. The company has completed initial testing of the G500’s handling qualities and testing of ...

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