A Gulfstream G550 departs Inverness airfield in Scotland UK. SCO 11,216.

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The G550 (GV-SP) received its FAA type certificate on August 14, 2003. Compared to the Gulfstream V, it is equipped with a Honeywell Advanced Flight Deck Display Suite to improve flight crew situational awareness and operational capabilities. Aerodynamic and engine were improved, coupled with operational changes for increased performance, range and economics. The main entry door is relocated forward and a seventh cabin window pair is added, coupled with cabin improvements for increased baggage space, external visibility and comfort. The aircraft has a "PlaneView" cockpit with four Honeywell DU-1310 EFIS screens, a Gulfstream-designed cursor control system, and an Enhanced Vision System (EVS). A thermographic camera that displays a front view on a head up display, permitting to land in lower-visibility instrument meteorological conditions than without. The 500th Gulfstream G550 aircraft has been delivered in May 2015.Range is increased to 6,750 nautical miles (12,500 km).The Gulfstream G500 has a reduced fuel capacity.[5] It was introduced in 2004. As a shorter range version of the G550, up to 5,800 nautical miles (10,700 km), it has the same exterior appearance, as well as the PlaneView cockpit, but does not have the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) as standard equipment, although it is available as an option. The G500 was designed for an emerging market of customers who require the reliability of the G550, but not the range or the level of interior customization.
Location: Inverness Dalcross Airport, Highland Region. Scotland. United Kingdom.