The All New Gulfstream G280 Super-Midsize Business Jet

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The Gulfstream G280 is a newly designed long, sleek wing and high-thrust engines increase range and speed, yet fuel economy is so well maximized the G280 has earned best-in-class fuel efficiency. The PlaneView280 flight deck incorporates state-of-the-art flight and navigation systems while autothrottle and autobraking set new standards for aircraft control and handling. The Gulfstream G280 is an aircraft so powerful and aerodynamic it redefines the performance and capabilities of super-midsize business aircraft. And the interior? Light, quiet and exquisitely comfortable―everything one would expect from Gulfstream, The World Standard.

Increased range and fast, powerful climbing ability are two ways the Gulfstream G280 outperforms its original design goals and contributes to class-leading performance. This super-midsize aircraft travels 200 nautical miles/370 kilometers beyond its initial targeted range. That design achievement pushes the G280’s maximum range to 3,600 nm/6,667 km at Mach 0.80, making the G280 the only aircraft in its class capable of flying nonstop from London to New York in world-record time.The G280 has exceptional climbing ability. At maximum takeoff weight, the G280 needs 210 feet/64 meters less runway than projected, which assures that long-range trips can depart from shorter airfields. And because the G280 can climb directly to 43,000 ft/13,106 m in less than 23 minutes, the aircraft has a best-in-class efficiency, consuming up to 12 percent less fuel than any other aircraft in its class.

The G280’s wing was engineered along the lines of the Gulfstream G550, one of the most versatile aircraft flying today. Because of the exceptional design, the G280 wing needs no leading-edge devices to aid low-speed maneuverability. Instead, subtle contours along a highly swept, smooth wing reduce drag and enhance lift. Once airborne, the G280 can stay there longer than any aircraft in its class, flying eight hours nonstop at Mach 0.80. Take off in New York and reach Milan or Lima, Peru; or, from London, connect with Dubai or Montreal, Canada.

The G280 flies at a maximum operating Mach of 0.85, but even at a long-range cruise of Mach 0.80, the G280 is miles ahead of other midsize business aircraft. What’s that mean for passengers? A New York to Los Angeles flight in five hours, or better yet, matching the G280’s trans-Atlantic speed records by flying Washington, D.C., to Geneva in 7 hours, 47 minutes or Paris to White Plains, New York, in 7 hours, 40 minutes.
Slip into a Gulfstream G280, and its roominess is immediately evident.

The door has a 6-foot/1.8-meter clearance and deep stair treads to provide easy access. The cabin height of 6 feet 3 inches/1.91 meters is better than any aircraft in its class. Paired with spacious width and length, that gives the G280 a cabin that comfortably seats up to 10 passengers with beds for up to five.

With 19 windows, natural light permeates the G280 cabin and allows every passenger an opportunity to see the world from on high. Two signature Gulfstream features, 100 percent fresh-air circulation and a cabin pressurized to a lower, more easily breathable altitude, reduce the exertion on passengers’ heart and lung functions, meaning they arrive less fatigued, more alert and ready to focus on the mission ahead.The Gulfstream Cabin Management System incorporates an iPod touch to provide fingertip control to manage temperature, lighting, monitors and entertainment. Cabin control also can be downloaded to most Apple devices, giving passengers the power to adjust settings at their seats.
Dual Blu-ray DVD players and high-definition monitors are standard features for business or entertainment needs. The connectivity continues with Gulfstream CabinView, which provides a web page format to track flight progress, map geographic boundaries and see points of interest.

To learn more about this aircraft or for aircraft charter services, please contact the aviation professionals at Le Bas International 24/7 at:
Tel. +1 (805) 593-0510 USA
Tel. +1 (353) 61-47-4849 Europe

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