G280 receives PTC from FAA


Gulfstream G280 deliveries scheduled for 2012

Gulfstream G280Gulfstream Aerospace has
announced that the Gulfstream G280 has received a provisional type certificate
(PTC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It obtained a PTC from the
Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) on 29 December 2011.

“The G280 will be the
fastest, largest, most comfortable aircraft in its class, and we are very
pleased with its performance throughout the flight-test programme,” said Larry
Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “With these certificates in hand, we are now able
to move forward in preparation for customer deliveries later this year, as

The three G280 aircraft in
the flight-test programme have flown more than 1,845 hours during more than 685
flights, while the fatigue test article (F1) has completed more than 14,300 of
40,000 cycles.