Accomplishments Further Demonstrate Super Mid-Size Aircraft’s Powerful Performance
SAVANNAH, Georgia, January 23, 2018 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that its super mid-size G280 recently added to its long list of achievements with three new city-pair speed records.
In December 2017, the G280 left Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for Cape Verde’s Amílcar Cabral International Airport, off the northwest coast of Africa, landing 3 hours and 52 minutes later. The aircraft traveled at an average speed of Mach 0.84 for the 1,858-nautical mile/3,441-kilometer flight. Later that same day, the G280 flew from Cape Verde to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a flight that took 6 hours and 40 minutes. The aircraft traveled at an average speed of Mach 0.82 for the 3,011-nm/5,576-km trip.
Earlier in the month, the G280 flew from Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos in 5 hours and 31 minutes. The 2,596-nm/4,808-km journey was completed at an average speed of Mach 0.83.
“The G280’s advanced wing, robust airframe and powerful engines give it performance capabilities no other aircraft in its class can match,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The Cape Verde to Puerto Rico flight shows how fast the G280 can connect Africa with the Caribbean, even while flying into strong winter headwinds.”
The G280, which has accumulated more than 60 city-pair records since entering service in November 2012 and can operate at steep approach airports such as London City, can fly four passengers 3,600 nm/6,667 km at Mach 0.80. It is propelled by two Honeywell HTF7250G engines that help it climb to 43,000 feet/13,106 meters in approximately 20 minutes. The aircraft’s cabin includes industry-leading cabin sound levels, a vacuum lavatory and 19 super-sized windows.
Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the G280’s latest records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world marks.
About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft SalesTM. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at www.gulfstreamnews.com.
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SOURCE: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation