December 11th 2009 Gulfstream’s G280, still at that time named the G250, takes its maiden flight in Tel Aviv. It’s wing design is taken directly from the G550 and it climbs just as well. Gulfstream actually had to rename the aircraft to the G280 due the the fact that the sequence 250 in Mandarin is often used as slang for “imbecile”, given the booming Chinese aviation market it was the most prudent move. It was not until late in 2012 when it finally received full certification from Israel and the US. The G280 also demonstrated incredible range, 3600 nm, easily being able to fly non stop from London to New York.
The G280’s door has a 6-foot clearance and deep stair treads to provide easy access, the cabin height of 6 feet 3 inches. There are 19 windows, so 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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