The Gulfstream G280 is a twin-engine business jet built under license by IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) for Gulfstream Aerospace. It retains the G200 fuselage design, but has otherwise been transformed with a larger wing, upgraded engines, and T-tail.
As of May 2016, 1% of the Gulfstream G280 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 99% new. 4.3% are currently for sale with all of those (100%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average number of days on the market is 106.
The Gulfstream G280 was initially introduced as the G250 but was renamed in 2011. The G280 was provisionally certified in 2011 by Israel and received full certification from Israel and the U.S. in September 2012. Production began in 2011 and it is still being produced presently. A total of 103 Gulfstream G280 aircraft have been produced with 93 currently in operation and 10 in various stages of the completion process.
There are 93 Gulfstream G280 aircraft in operation today. Most of these are owned outright (91) with 18% currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of Gulfstream G280 aircraft (72%), followed by Asia (14%).
Two Honeywell HTF7250G engines power the Gulfstream G280, each offering 7,624 pounds of thrust and using 237 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Gulfstream G280 is 3,646 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.
The cabin volume for the Gulfstream G280 is 888 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 10 passenger and 2 crew seat.
|Maximum Cruise Speed:||482 kts||893 km/h|
|Long-range Speed:||459 kts||850 km/h|
|Takeoff distance:||4,750 ft (1,448 m)||(SL, ISA, MTOW)|
|Landing distance:||2,373 ft (723 m)||(SL, ISA, MLW)|
|Maximum operating altitude:||45,000 ft (13,716 m)|
Noise Level (EPNdB)
|A.||Maximum ramp weight:||39,750 lb (18,030 kg)|
|B.||Maximum takeoff weight:||39,600 lb (17,962 kg)|
|C.||Maximum landing weight:||32,700 lb (14,832 kg)|
|D.||Maximum zero fuel weight:||28,200 lb (12,791 kg)|
|E.||Standard basic operating weight:||24,200 lb (10,977 kg)|
Standard avionics include a PlaneView280™ cockpit, EVS II and HUD II, and Gulfstream Cursor Control Devices (CCD).
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Header photo courtesy of Markus Eigenheer.