Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gulfstream G280 Sets New Speed Record

Gulfstream Aerospace’s G280 recently set a new speed record by completing a flight from Carlsbad, California, to Kalaoa, Hawaii, in 4 hours and 47 minutes. The super-midsize business jet flew at Mach 0.84 to cover the 2,257 nm (4,180 km) from McClellan-Palomar Airport to Kona International Airport. The G280 can fly 3,600 nm (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80.

“Flying from California to Hawaii involves crossing one of the longest isolated overwater stretches in the world, and the G280 can do that with ease, even after departing the short runway at Carlsbad,” said Gulfstream senior v-p of worldwide sales Scott Neal. “The class-leading performance of the G280 means this aircraft can connect cities other aircraft in the class just can’t, including flying reliably from London to New York.”

Since its November 2012 service entry, the G280 has earned 57 speed records. The U.S. National Aeronautic Association has already approved the Carlsbad-Kalaoa city-pair record. The record was also sent to Switzerland’s Fédération Aéronautique Internationale to certify its world-record status.

(Samantha Cartaino - AINOnline News)

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