GULFSTREAM G280 ADDS TO CITY-PAIR RECORD BOOKSuper Mid-Sized Jet Connects U.S. Northeast And Chicago With Europe
SAVANNAH, Ga., June 17, 2013 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s new G280 aircraft continues to amass city-pair records during its world tour. The latest was set June 9 upon arriving in Europe from the United States for demonstration flights before this week’s Paris Air Show.
The super mid-sized business jet left Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., at 10:05 a.m. local time and arrived 7 hours and 21 minutes later at Poland’s Bydgoszcz Airport. The aircraft covered 3,538 nautical miles (6,552 km) at an average speed of Mach 0.80.
In May, the G280 set two other city-pair records crossing the Atlantic Ocean to and from the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, where it was on static display.
En route to EBACE, the aircraft left New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport at 2:07 a.m. local time on May 19 with five passengers on board. It arrived at Geneva International Airport 7 hours and 34 minutes later. The G280’s average speed for the 3,492-nm (6,467-km) journey was Mach 0.80.
Following EBACE on May 31, the G280 departed London Luton Airport at 10:02 a.m. and arrived 8 hours and 12 minutes later, 12:14 p.m., at Chicago Executive Airport. The aircraft traveled 3,475 nm (6,436 km).
The three city-pair records, which bring the G280 total to 13 so far this year, are pending confirmation with the National Aeronautic Association. In 2012, the G280 established 22 city-pair marks.
“The G280’s ability to reliably link much of Europe with the Northeastern United States – and even further west to Chicago – makes it a very attractive aircraft for many customers,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “No other super mid-sized business jet has the G280’s range, and it’s also the class leader in fuel-efficiency and comfort.”
The G280’s appearance at this week’s Paris Air Show is part of a world demonstration tour to introduce the aircraft to customers. Since December 2012, the G280 demonstrator has visited 128 cities in 38 countries, and accumulated more than 489 flight hours. During that time, the jet covered approximately 182,883 nm (338,699 km). Its longest nonstop flight was 3,676 nm (6,808 km) – Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to London Luton Airport.
The G280 was certified and entered service in late 2012. The aircraft is powered by twin Honeywell HTF7250G engines, each of which provides 7,624 pounds of thrust. The engines feature reduced emissions, longer maintenance intervals, decreased noise levels and can propel the G280 to FL410 in less than 20 minutes. The aircraft has a range of 3,600 nautical miles (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80.
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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 2,000 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 wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 13,000 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
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