Gulfstream's super mid size G280 has set a speed record between Grand Rapids in Michigan, US, and Luton, UK, completing the flight in seven hours and boosting the aircraft's record-setting tally to 54.
The G280 departed Gerald R. Ford International airport near Grand Rapids at 07:43 local time and arrived at London Luton airport at 19:43 local time, completing the 3,377 nm journey at an average speed of Mach 0.82.
“This record demonstrates the G280's ability to make non-stop transatlantic flights that other aircraft in the class just can't match,” says senior VP Scott Neal. “This translates into substantial time savings for G280 operators.” Pending approval by the US National Aeronautic Association, the city-pair record will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record.
With two seating areas that can accommodate up to 10 passengers, the G280 has what Gulfstream claims is the largest and quietest cabin in its class. The cabin environment features 100 per cent fresh air, low noise and 19 windows.