Gulfstream G280 makes debut at the Singapore Airshow
Gulfstream will give the G280 its Singapore Airshow debut this week.
The Gulfstream G280 is making its debut at Singapore Airshow this week, as it claims another three city-pair record on the way to the show.
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The Gulfstream G280 super mid-size jet linked Savannah to Singapore in just three legs, bringing its record tally to 39. The G280 flew 3,206 nautical miles/5,938 kilometers from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at an average speed of Mach 0.80 for a total flight time of seven hours and 41 minutes.
From Anchorage, the aircraft flew to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport – a distance of 3,040 nautical miles/5,630 kilometers – in six hours and 50 minutes. Its average speed for the journey was Mach 0.80.
The aircraft then connected Tokyo to Singapore, landing at Singapore’s Changi International Airport 8 hours and 9 minutes after taking off from Narita. The aircraft’s average speed for the 3,032-nautical-mile/5,615-kilometer flight was Mach 0.80.
“This is quite the Singapore debut for the G280,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Gulfstream. “These records show how quickly the G280 can connect North America to Asia, even westbound against strong winter headwinds. The leg between Tokyo and Singapore, two major financial districts, is especially important to our operators who want the ability to travel quickly, easily and reliably between those destinations. With its almost 40 city-pair records, the G280 has repeatedly demonstrated that it’s a super midsize powerhouse, capable of swiftly connecting far-reaching countries and continents.”
The Gulfstream 280 entered service on 14 November 2012. The company has delivered nearly 25 G280 aircraft to customers.