Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Private Aviation & Premium Travel
Gulfstream G280 sets new speed record

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation of the US today announced that the Gulfstream G280 recently added to its growing list of city-pair records, this time linking Paris in France with Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

On April 24, the super mid-sized aircraft travelled from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport - a distance of 2,908 nautical miles or 5,386 km - in 6 hours and 16 minutes at an average speed of Mach  0.82.

Pending approval by the US National Aeronautic Association, the G280’s 51st city-pair mark will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for consideration as a world record.

“It’s a testament to the G280’s many attributes that we’ve delivered more than 60 of these aircraft to operators in 11 countries,” says Scott Neal, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280 had the best range, speed, fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in its class when it entered the marketplace in November 2012, and nothing has changed. It is also one of the most reliable aircraft in the industry.”

Originally projected to fly 3,400 nm/6,297 km, the G280 surpassed expectations by 200 nm/370 km, resulting in more city-pair connections, excellent fuel efficiency and lower operating costs for customers. The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and a superior cabin with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and in-flight access to the baggage compartment.

A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the worlds most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,400 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 G150, the G280, the G450, the G550, the G500, the G600, the G650 and the G650ER. 

Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services  via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales. 

The company employs more than 16,000 people at 12 major locations.

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