Gulfstream G280 sets city pair record between London and Lagos
A Gulfstream G280 has set a city pair record between London Luton Airport and Lagos.
This new city pair record was set during a visit to Africa on the aircraft’s year long world tour.
The aircraft left London Luton Airport at 7:44 am. local time with two passengers on board. It landed at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos 6 hours and 32 minutes later. Its average speed for the 2,948-nm (5,460-km) flight was Mach 0.81.
The aircraft set two additional city-pair records during the African leg of the tour, including one from Libreville, Gabon, to Casablanca, Morocco, and another from Casablanca to Amsterdam. The aircraft traveled the 2,755 nm (5,102 km) between Libreville and Casablanca in 6 hours and 11 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.82. It covered the 1,344 nm (2,489 km) between Casablanca and Amsterdam in 3 hours and 3 minutes, with an average speed of Mach 0.82.
“With more than 20 city-pair records on its resume, the G280 has proven itself to be a super mid-sized powerhouse, capable of flying farther faster than the competition,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The aircraft offers unprecedented range, speed, safety and amenities.”
Since entering service in December 2012, the G280 demonstrator has visited 109 cities in 36 countries. It has accumulated more than 400 flight hours and covered more than 132,000 nm (244,464 km).