G280 moves closer to customer deliveries


Gulftsream G280 is moving towards entry into service later this year

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G280 business jet is moving toward entry into service, the company expects certification
later this year from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The aircraft received a
provisional type certificate (PTC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel
in late December 2011. A PTC from the FAA will follow. The aircraft is slated
to enter service mid-year.

As of 25 January 2012, the
three aircraft in the flight-test program have flown more than 1,835 hours
during more than 685 flights. The fatigue test article has completed more than
12,500 of 40,000 cycles.

Gulfstream service and
completions personnel from Savannah, Dallas and Appleton,
completed two FlightSafety FAA initial maintenance classes in 2011. A third
class is under way in Dallas.

Maintenance personnel at the
Gulfstream facility in Luton and an authorized warranty repair facility in Altenrhein, Switzerland,
have completed the FlightSafety European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) initial
maintenance training.

“The G280 offers
best-in-class performance, comfort and reliability,” said Scott Neal, senior
vice president, sales and marketing, Gulfstream.

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