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Gulfstream's G500 Readying for Service Entry This Year

Five flying test aircraft have accrued 2,600 hours in more than 600 flights.

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EASA approval followed Transport Canada nod last March.
Safety systems must be more than button-pushing exercises if they are to work as intended.
Members of the Robotic Skies drone service network will provide maintenance services to uAvionix customers.
The milestone flight follows a year in which VistaJet added 15 new business jets to its all-Bombardier fleet.
Attendance at the 2017 edition of Heli-Expo, jumped by 4,000.
He co-founded K-C Aviation with his brother William (Ralph) Emery.
Air Medical’s fleet of three jets and two King Air turboprops will join AirMed’s fleet of Beechcraft, Citation, Learjet, Hawker and King Air aircraft.
He was a founding member of the Motion Picture Pilots Association.
Project Canada
Market forces and supply issues may lead to the end of production of the 550 this year, even though certification on Canada is not expected for two years.
Loss of tail rotor effectiveness can lead to loss of control, Board warns