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Gulfstream G280  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 14 November 2012
Maiden Flight: 11 December 2009
Total Production: 100
Also Known As: Gulfstream G250
Origin: Israel and United States of America
Corporations: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation* and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Gulfstream GV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1997
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Gulfstream G100, Gulfstream G150, Gulfstream G200, Gulfstream G350, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G500, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G600, Gulfstream G650, Gulfstream G650ER and Gulfstream GV
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Description: Gulfstream GV, which was introduced in 1997, is the successor to GIV and GIV-SP family of business jet introduced by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in 1985 and 1993 respectively. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Twin-engine Gulfstream V was conceived to serve as an ultra-long-range business jet featuring the most sophisticated technology. In 2000 Gulfstream announced a further version with extended range called GV-SP which entered service in 2003 under G550 designation. G500 aircraft was introduced in 2004 as the follow-on to GV aircraft.

In 2001 Galaxy Aerospace Company was acquired by General Dynamics which added Galaxy Aerospace's Galaxy and Astra SPX business jets to the Gulfstream portfolio. Galaxy was re-designated as G200 and Astra SPX as G100. In 2002 Gulfstream launched G150 business jet to fill the gap between G100 and G200 capabilities. In 2003 Gulfstream announced that it was upgrading G300 and G400 business jets developed under GIV by adding technologies developed for GV and a new cockpit. The upgraded aircraft were re-designated G350 and G450 entering into service during 2005.

As of March 2008, Gulfstream GV family consists of eight models available at the production line with a common high speed performance and differences in terms of cabin and aircraft range. G100 offers mid-cabin; G150 wide-cabin; G200 and G350 large-cabin and mid-range; G450 large-cabin and long-range; G500 and G550 large-cabin and ultra-long-range; and G650 ultra large cabin and ultra long range corporate jet. They can cover routes ranging from 2,700 to more than 7,000 nautical miles, cruising at speeds between 0.75 and 0.9 Mach, and carrying between four and up to 18 passengers.

The Gulfstream G250 is a super mid-size business jet capable of traveling 3,400 nautical miles (6,300 km) at 0.80 Mach. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation introduced the G250 on October 5, 2005. First flight is planned for the second half of 2009. Certification and first customer delivery are expected in 2011. Initial phase manufacturing for the G250 will be at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) near the Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel. Final phase manufacturing will take place at the Gulfstream Center of Excellence completion facility for mid-cabin aircraft in Dallas.

The G250 jet is powered by two Honeywell HTF7250G fuel-efficient engines providing 7,445 pounds of thrust each and enabling a maximum operating speed of 0.85 Mach. With an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet, the G250 can climb to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet, where it can avoid air-traffic congestion and adverse weather. The aircraft highlights an all-new, advanced transonic Gulfstream wing, improved cabin comfort - with 17 percent to 35 percent more floor area than any other super mid-size business jet - and the PlaneView 250 cockpit from Rockwell Collins.

On July 18, 2011, Gulfstream announced that the super midsized G250 jet was receiving the new G280 designation.

Gulfstream G280 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Performance
Ceiling: 45,000 foot (13,716 meter)
Max Range: 3,400 nautical mile (3,913 mile)
Operational Altitude: 41,000 foot (12,497 meter)
Take Off Run Distance: 5,000 foot (1,524 meter)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 0.80 mach (956 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 0.85 mach (549 KTAS)
Weight
Fuel Load: 14,600 pound (6,623 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 14,890 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Gulfstream G280 News

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017Gulfstream G280 Surpasses 60 World Speed Records
Thursday, October 20, 2016Gulfstream G280 Achieves 57th World Speed Record
Monday, July 25, 2016Gulfstream G280 Business Jet Covers 4,000 Nautical Miles Nonstop
Thursday, June 30, 2016Gulfstream G280 Sets a New Speed Record
Tuesday, March 10, 2015Gulfstream G280 Awarded Brazilian Type Certificate
Tuesday, April 15, 2014Minsheng Financial Leasing Places Order for 60 Gulfstream G280, G450, G550 and G650 Business Jets
Thursday, February 7, 2013Gulfstream G280 Business Jet Awarded EASA Certification
Wednesday, November 14, 2012Gulfstream Delivers First G280 Aircraft to a Customer
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Gulfstream G280 Super Mid-Sized Business Jet Certified by the FAA
Tuesday, December 20, 2011Gulfstream G200 Production Ceases

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
China16
Aircraft ordered by Asia Jet (1); Minsheng Financial Leasing (15)

Grand Total 163
Propulsion Systems
HTF7250Gx2
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