Gulfstream G280 receives certification from FAA and Civil Aviation Authority of Israel

SAVANNAH, Ga., 5 September 2012. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G280 aircraft has earned type certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). The certificates verify the airworthiness of the aircraft's design and are among the final steps required before Gulfstream delivers the first fully outfitted G280 to a customer.

Sep 5th, 2012
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SAVANNAH, Ga., 5 September 2012. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s G280 aircraft has earned type certificates from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). The certificates verify the airworthiness of the aircraft's design and are among the final steps required before Gulfstream delivers the first fully outfitted G280 to a customer. The G280 is a joint effort between Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The G280 was announced on Oct. 5, 2008 as a replacement for the large-cabin, mid-range G200. The aircraft rolled out under its own power on Oct. 6, 2009, at the IAI facility near Tel Aviv and received a provisional type certificate from the CAAI on Dec. 29, 2011, and the FAA on March 1, 2012.

The G280 has a transonic wing design that has been optimized for high-speed cruise and improved takeoff field length performance. These features help make the G280 a mid-sized aircraft that can reliably fly nonstop between London and New York.

For its flight deck, the G280 features the PlaneView280, which is based on Rockwell Collins ProLine Fusion avionics. It includes three 15-inch liquid crystal displays that are capable of showing multiple formats, including a navigation map with terrain; approach and airport charts; graphical flight planning, and optional enhanced vision.

Gulfstream will deliver the first G280 aircraft before year-end to a U.S.-based manufacturer with a worldwide presence spanning 190 countries.

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