Gulfstream G280 sets 15 new city pair records
Gulfstream Aerospace new G280 business jet recently set 15 new city-pair speed records as part of the company’s reliability demonstration program.
“The Gulfstream reliability demonstration program incorporates pilot check rides, maintenance on auxiliary power units, engine run qualifications, technical operations, publications validations and basic servicing and handling at typical fixed-base operators,” said Mark Burns, president, Product Support. “This is just one more way we are going above and beyond for our customers, ensuring they have the most reliable and high-performing aircraft.”
The most notable of the new records were a flight from Aspen, Colorado to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and one from Honolulu to Savannah. The super mid-sized aircraft has established 22 speed records since setting its first in May.
“Two of these new speed records are particularly significant because they demonstrate the G280’s capability to reach the East Coast from Aspen and to travel an exceptional distance,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280 continues to prove its tremendous reliability, range, speed and performance for our customers.”
The G280 is certified to fly 3,600 nm (6,667 km) with four passengers at Mach 0.80 with NBAA IFR reserves. The aircraft’s balanced field length is 4,750 feet (1,448 m). This field length is an improvement of more than 1,300 feet compared to the G200, the aircraft the G280 replaces. The Gulfstream G280 entered into service on November 14, 2012.