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Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT (BTV / KBTV) to London City Airport, London, U.K. (LCY / EGLC)
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain (MAD / LEMD) to Long Island MacArthur Airport, Long Island, NY (ISP / KISP)
Westchester County Airport, White Plains, NY (HPN / KHPN) to Harry Reid – McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV (LAS / KLAS)
BRIEF HISTORY – GULFSTREAM G280
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The Gulfstream G200 is a twin-engine business jet that was once known as the IAI Galaxy. It was initially designed by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace. The Galaxy had its maiden flight on December 25, 1997. By December 1998, it had been certified by US and Israeli aviation authorities. The next year, deliveries began. After General Dynamics acquired Galaxy Aerospace in June 2001, it tasked Gulfstream to oversee the manufacturing and aircraft certificate and that is when the Galaxy was dubbed “G200.”On December 19, 2011, the final production G200 rolled off the assembly line; 250 units had been constructed. In 2012, the G280 was delivered and replaced the G200 with a more spacious cabin, increased range, updated avionics, and completely refitted interior. The Gulfstream G280 is the smallest aircraft presently being produced in late 2021 under the Gulfstream brand. It is constructed for Gulfstream by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The G280 project began in 2005, when Gulfstream and IAI began developing a successor to the Gulfstream G200 aircraft. First named the G250, the new aircraft first flew in December 2009 and in July 2011 it would rename itself to the now known G280. During the second half of 2012, the G280 received its certificate.
CABIN COMFORTS – GULFSTREAM G280
Despite being the Gulfstream’s smallest aircraft, it features all of the comforts and luxury you’d expect from a Gulfstream. With a cabin size akin to a Heavy Jet boasting stand up cabins, almost a 7 foot cabin width ensures there is plenty of room to move around comfortably during flight. With the possibility of seating up to ten people and sleeping room for up to five passengers. The fully enclosed lavatory is located at the rear of the cabin and has a vacuum toilet, sink, mirror, and closet for hanging clothing. Continue farther back and you’ll get to the baggage compartment, which has a capacity of 120 cubic feet and a maximum weight limit of 2,000 pounds. The G280’s cabin reaches a maximum height of 7,000 feet – lower than many commercial aircraft – and the cabin noise level hovers around 70 decibels. The lower the cabin altitude and the quieter the cabin combine to stave off jet lag. When you board the G280, the first thing you will notice is the fully equipped galley, which is placed directly opposite the main door. Cold storage, a coffee maker, an ice drawer, a hot/cold sink, a solid surface countertop, an illuminated display section, and a big trash container are all included as standard. Additionally, the galley is equipped with the Gulfstream cabin management system (CMS), which enables passengers to control the whole cabin environment from a single master panel. There is an app available that enables passengers to modify the cabin environment, such as lighting and temperature, from their seat.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – GULFSTREAM G280
Powered by two Honeywell HTF7250G engines rear-mounted, each of which produces 7,624 lbs of torque (15,248 lbs total). These engines are capable of lifting the G280 to a maximum cruising altitude of 45,000 feet and up to 3,600 nautical miles at a maximum cruise speed of 560 knots (4,150 miles). The Gulfstream G280 achieved a new city-to-city speed record in February 2020, flying from Burlington, Vermont, to London City Airport, United Kingdom, in approximately 6 hours and 10 minutes. This speed record highlights not just the G280’s steep approach capability, but also the aircraft’s remarkable short field performance. The G280 can take off in just 4,750 feet and land in 2,720 feet, all while carrying a 39,600-pound maximum take-off weight (MTOW).The G280 maintains all of Gulfstream’s historic hallmarks, including a low cabin altitude, a quiet cabin, 100% fresh air, and the iconic wide oval windows. The G280 is comparable and competitive with some larger, Heavy Jets, such as the Dassault Falcon 2000. The range of the G280s enables it to fly non-stop from London to New York or Singapore to Dubai — a capability that is quite comparable to that of the Embraer Legacy 650E.
FLIGHT DECK – GULFSTREAM G280
The Gulfstream G280 features a glass cockpit with Collins head-up display (HUD II), enhanced vision systems (EVS II), and synthetic vision are installed on the flying deck (SV-PFD). Both EVS II and HUD II provide the pilot with an infrared image of their surroundings especially in low visibility situations. During zero visibility situations, the SV-PDF, A Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display, augments pilots’ situational awareness with 3D and infrared representations of topography, the runway environment, and hazards on the primary flight display.The G280’s flying deck is the PlaneView280TM. This market-leading technology improves situational awareness, decreasing pilot burden, and increasing pilot efficiency. Its Enhanced Flight Eyesight System (EFVS) enables approved pilots to land in low-visibility circumstances without using their natural vision, therefore enhancing airport access and lowering go-arounds.
CHARTER A GULFSTREAM G280
The G280 excels at challenging terrain, having been designed to rethink super-midsize performance. It is certified for steep-approach operations and is extremely maneuverable on short runways, high-altitude airports, and in low-visibility circumstances. Its ground-breaking wing design and engine technologies deliver superior fuel economy, lowering operating costs and contributing to environmental sustainability. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated G280’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!