Gulfstream G280 passes 100,000 flight hours
The worldwide fleet of Gulfstream G280 business jets has recently passed 100,000 flight hours, within five years of the first G280 entering service.
“The G280 continues to reinforce its status as the premier super mid-size aircraft in business aviation.”
Dan Nale, senior vice president of programs, engineering and test at Gulfstream, said: “The G280 continues to reinforce its status as the premier super mid-size aircraft in business aviation. It has a class-leading combination of range, fuel efficiency and field performance, and the technology typically found on a larger business jet.
“The G280 also offers customers the ability to fly in and out of challenging airports such as London City, Lugano and Samedan/St. Moritz in Europe. This aircraft continues to grow in popularity, and our customers will continue to benefit from its performance and features for years to come.”
The G280 entered service in November 2012 and Gulfstream has delivered more than 115 aircraft so far.
With a range of 3,600 nautical miles/6,667 kilometers at Mach 0.80, the G280 can fly eight hours non-stop, connecting New York with Paris, Chicago with London, or London with Dubai. Its list of city-pair speed records includes a seven-hour, 40-minute flight from Paris to New York.
The aircraft has two Honeywell HTF7250G engines and can climb to 43,000 feet/13,106 metres in about 20 minutes. It features reduced emissions, longer maintenance intervals and decreased noise levels.