Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Gulfstream G280 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.
- FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
- Gulfstream G280
- AIRCRAFT NAME
- AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
- 3379 nm
- 482 kts
- 8 people
- ACQUISITION COST
- Honeywell Engines HTF7250G 2
- Gulfstream PlaneView 250
- 63 ft
- IFR CERTIFIED
Designed by Gulfstream and built by Israel Aircraft Industries, the G250 is a replacement for the venerable G200. The G250 was publically announced at the NBAA convention in October 2008. The first flight was accomplished on December 11, 2009, with certification and first deliveries scheduled for 2011. The G250 is a complete new certification, not a modified G200.
A PlaneView 250 avionics suite, based on the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion suite is standard and the G250 is also available with a head-up display (HUD).
IAI and Gulfstream removed the G200’s aft-fuselage fuel tank, enabling a bigger cabin and access to the aft baggage from in-flight. The G250 seats 8–10 passengers and is equipped with a lavatory and a galley.
All the fuel is now contained in the wing and the new wing offers shorter takeoff distances. Auto braking comes as standard and Honeywell's HTF7350G engines each provide 7,445 pounds of thrust.
In 2011, Gulfstream renamed the G250 the G280 to better appeal to some Asian customers.