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Gulfstream Aerospace G280 adds three-city pair record accomplishments

Posted 25 January 2018 · Add Comment

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that its super mid-size G280 recently completed three new city- pair speed records.

In December 2017, the G280 left Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for Cape Verde’s Amílcar Cabral International Airport, off the northwest coast of Africa, landing 3 hours and 52 minutes later. The aircraft traveled at an average speed of Mach 0.84 for the 1,858- nautical mile/3,441-kilometer flight. Later that same day, the G280 flew from Cape Verde to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a flight that took 6 hours and 40 minutes. The aircraft traveled at an average speed of Mach 0.82 for the 3,011-nm/5,576-km trip. 

Earlier in the month, the G280 flew from Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg to Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos in 5 hours and 31 minutes. The 2,596- nm/4,808-km journey was completed at an average speed of Mach 0.83.

“The G280’s advanced wing, robust airframe and powerful engines give it performance capabilities no other aircraft in its class can match,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The Cape Verde to Puerto Rico flight shows how fast the G280 can connect Africa with the Caribbean, even while flying into strong winter headwinds.”

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