The Gulfstream G280

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The Gulfstream G280 has established itself as the super-midsize class leader in performance and economy.

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 cockpit 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™.

  • MAX RANGE

    3,600 nm 6,667 km
  • Typical Passenger Outfitting

    Up to 10
  • Max Operating Speed (Mach)

    0.85
  • Max Takeoff Weight

    39,600 lbs 17,962 kg
  • Max Cruise Altitude

    45,000 ft 13,716 m
  • Landing Distance

    3,050 ft 930 m

The G280 Performance

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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.

  • 0.80 Mach
  • 4 Passengers
  • 3,600 Range (miles)
Range with 4 passengers, 2 crew, NBAA IFR reserves. Actual range will be affected by ATC routing, operating speed, weather, outfitting options and other factors.

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Exceeding Design Expectations

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/13,107 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.

The Gulfstream G280 delivers sporty performance, excellent handling qualities and unsurpassed avionics capabilities in this class of business aircraft. Its range, speed and systems capabilities are on a par with far more expensive large-cabin aircraft, placing it at the top of its class. Business & Commercial Aviation, November 2012

The G280 Interior

Move With Ease

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 berthing 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.

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Array Of Choices, Ease Of Control

Style and technology blend harmoniously in the G280 cabin.

Three select floor plans allow freedom to configure the cabin to meet specific requirements for work, entertainment, rest or a combination. Every G280 can showcase an owner’s sense of style with the help of Gulfstream interior designers, who provide impeccable customer support and creative concepts to create a luxurious but highly productive interior.

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.

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High-Speed Connectivity, Travel Essentials

A satellite phone and the option of high-speed Internet keep passengers connected even while soaring above the clouds.

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.

Baggage space and running water are easy to take for granted―until they aren’t available. The G280 has that covered.

Storage is easily accommodated with a best-in-class volume of 154 cubic feet/4.36 cubic meters, including a rear baggage compartment accessible from the cabin.



The G280 Cockpit

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Gulfstream G280

The Gulfstream G280 provides the most comprehensively equipped cockpit in its class.

The PlaneView280 flight deck is the foundation, employing three 15-inch/38-centimeter Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) to present advanced graphics for navigation, weather, airport approach charts, systems monitoring and similar data. Two Gulfstream-designed side-mounted Cursor Control Devices (CCDs) allow pilots to scroll through and select information displayed on the LCDs. The combination of layered data and side-mounted controls reduces pilot workload and shortens the response time to changing flight conditions.

The G280 also offers the option of Head-Up Display (HUD) and the Enhanced Vision System (EVS). The HUD presents flight data on a wide, transparent screen in the pilot’s forward field of vision while the EVS uses nose-mounted infrared camera technology to provide sharper images at night or in low-visibility conditions.

Autobrake, Autothrottle

Gulfstream again leads the industry by offering autobraking and autothrottle as standard features in the G280. The automated braking system has a faster reaction time than a pilot response and can instantly apply maximum brake force for the conditions.

The feature improves safety during a rejected takeoff, but the automatic response also reduces brake wear and further ensures improved passenger comfort on landing. Autothrottle controls speed at cruise, on approaches and landings, and on go-arounds.

Gulfstream G280

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Performance

Maximum Range * (Mach 0.80, 4 passengers, 2 crew and NBAA IFR reserves) 3,600 nm
High-Speed Mach 0.84
Long-Range Mach 0.80
MMO (Maximum Operating Mach Number) Mach 0.85
Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 4,750 ft
Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 3,050 ft
Initial Cruise Altitude 43,000 ft
Maximum Cruise Altitude 45,000 ft
* NBAA IFR theoretical range. Actual range will be affected by ATC routing, operating speed, weather, outfitting options and other factors

Weights

Maximum Takeoff 39,600 lb
Maximum Landing 32,700 lb
Maximum Zero Fuel 28,200 lb
Basic Operating (including 2 crew **) 24,150 lb
Maximum Payload ** 4,050 lb
Payload with Maximum Fuel ** 1,000 lb
Maximum Fuel 14,600 lb
** Stated weights are based on theoretical standard outfitting configurations. Actual weights will be affected by outfitting options and other factors.

External Dimensions

Length 66 ft 10 in
Overall Span 63 ft
Height 21 ft 4 in

Interior

Total Interior Length 32 ft 3 in
Cabin Length (excluding baggage) 25 ft 10 in
Cabin Height 6 ft 3 in
Cabin Width 7 ft 2 in
Cabin Volume 935 cu ft
Total Baggage Volume (internal and external) 154 cu ft

Design Standards

Avionics Gulfstream PlaneView280™
Engines Two Honeywell HTF7250G
Rated Takeoff Thrust (each) 7,624 lb
Passengers (Typical Outfitting) Up to 10

Performance

Maximum Range * (Mach 0.80, 4 passengers, 2 crew and NBAA IFR reserves) 6,667 km
High-Speed Mach 0.84
Long-Range Mach 0.80
MMO (Maximum Operating Mach Number) Mach 0.85
Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 1,448 m
Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 930 m
Initial Cruise Altitude 13,106 m
Maximum Cruise Altitude 13,716 m
* NBAA IFR theoretical range. Actual range will be affected by ATC routing, operating speed, weather, outfitting options and other factors

Weights

Maximum Takeoff 17,962 kg
Maximum Landing 14,832 kg
Maximum Zero Fuel 12,791 kg
Basic Operating (including 2 crew **) 10,954 kg
Maximum Payload ** 1,837 kg
Payload with Maximum Fuel ** 454 kg
Maximum Fuel 6,622 kg
** Stated weights are based on theoretical standard outfitting configurations. Actual weights will be affected by outfitting options and other factors.

External Dimensions

Length 20.37 m
Overall Span 19.20 m
Height 6.50 m

Interior

Total Interior Length 9.83 m
Cabin Length (excluding baggage) 7.87 m
Cabin Height 1.91 m
Cabin Width 2.18 m
Cabin Volume 26.50 cu m
Total Baggage Volume (internal and external) 4.36 cu m

Design Standards

Avionics Gulfstream PlaneView280™
Engines Two Honeywell HTF7250G
Rated Takeoff Thrust (each) 33.90 kN
Passengers (Typical Outfitting) Up to 10


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