more posting to come . . . Sept 4 2012
Edit; SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s best-in-class G280 aircraft has earned type certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). The certificates verify the airworthiness of the aircraft's design and are among the final steps required before Gulfstream delivers the first fully outfitted G280 to a customer.
The G280, a joint effort between Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), offers the most comfortable cabin and the longest range at the fastest speed in its class.
"Gulfstream is excited to bring this aircraft to its customers, especially since we're able to provide a plane that does more than we originally announced," said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. "The G280 has a range of 3,600 nautical miles (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80. This increase of 200 nm (370 km) over our original projections results in increased fuel efficiency and lower operating costs for our customers. It's the only mid-sized aircraft that can reliably fly nonstop between London and New York. Additionally, our customers will find that the newly designed G280 has a great deal in common with large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft in terms of safety, reliability, handling, styling and cabin management. The G280 is an all-around fantastic plane."
Gulfstream Press Release
2001 . . . 4X-WSJ
2002 . . . 4X-WSM
2003 . . . N280GT ex-4X-WBJ (at NBAA 2010 as N250GD) transitioned to the testing of optional avionics features, including the Head-Up Display (HUD II) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS II).
2004 . . . N280GD ex-4X-CVP
2005 . . . N280CC
2006 . . . N281CC
2007 . . . N280FR
2008 . . . N208GA
2009 . . . N209GA
2010 . . . N310GA
1st flight (as G250) December 11 2009
Some dry humor: I wonder how many Arab customers this airplane will attract
Flying Magazine Robert Goyer flies the G280.
Main competition is the Challenger 300!!, which killed the G200 - so now we have the G280!!
Gulfstream News Release announcing first delivery.
FlightAware N280CC delivered to Cummins Engine Company, Columbus Ohio - acceptance took place at Gulfstream Aerospace G280 delivery center at KIHO Portland-Hilsboro Airport - Oregon.
photo's Russel Hill/flickr