Gulfstream G280 (Photo: Gulfstream)
Gulfstream's G280 has now collected 75 city-pair records including this year's journey across the Atlantic into London City Airport, which is known for its steep approach requirements. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream’s G280 Adds City-Pair Records

Gulfstream Aerospace’s G280 set another city-pair speed record while demonstrating steep-approach capability on a mission from Burlington [Vermont] International Airport to the U.K.'s London City Airport. The February 16 transatlantic trip spanned 2,735 nautical miles in six hours and 10 minutes, averaging a speed of Mach 0.83. Aircraft, as well as crews, flying into London City must be certified for the airport's steep-approach procedures required by the short runway and noise-abatement rules.

The city-pair record is among 75 that the G280 has collected. In another record nod this year, the super-midsize business jet completed a 2,515-nautical-mile flight from Hawaii's Kahului Airport to Phoenix in four hours and 57 minutes. The G280 also averaged a cruise speed of Mach 0.83 on that January 5 mission.

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Gulfstream noted that the twinjet, the only one in its category to be certified to land using an enhanced flight vision system, can fly four passengers 3,600 nautical miles at Mach 0.80 or 3,000 nautical miles at Mach 0.84. Some 200 G280s are in service worldwide.