Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s super-midsized G280 aircraft is closing in on entry-into-service. As of July 31, the three aircraft used for the flight-test program have flown more than 2,000 hr. over more than 740 flights. The fatigue test article has completed more than 17,000 of 40,000 cycles. The G280 received provisional type certificates from the FAA on March 1, 2012, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel on Dec. 29, 2011. The aircraft is slated to enter service later this year after ...

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