This approval validates the airworthiness of the aircraft’s design and clears the way for in-country deliveries to begin.
“We have delivered more than 50 G280s since the aircraft first went into service in November 2012,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “It has proven to be popular with owners around the world, and we now have aircraft in the U.S., Canada, China, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Mexico and South America.
“Of all the South American countries, this aircraft is particularly well-suited for Brazil. Departing from São Paulo, the G280 can reach the entire continent without refueling and can fly to the U.S. and Europe with one stop.”
Specifically, the G280 has a range of 3,600 nautical miles/6,667 kilometers at Mach 0.80. It is equipped with two Honeywell HTF7250G engines, each of which provides 7,624 pounds of thrust. The engines can propel the G280 to a flight level of 43,000 feet/13,106 meters in approximately 20 minutes and feature reduced emissions, longer maintenance intervals and decreased noise levels.