Gulfstream Aerospace has added new features and options to the the G280, including improvements to the passenger experience, a streamlined pilot workload and overall safety benefits.
To enhance passenger comfort and wellness, the G280 can now be equipped with Gulfstream's plasma ionisation clean air system. The system has been proven in lab tests to neutralise pathogens and allergens.
A series of additional avionics features are available, including SiriusXM graphical weather with real-time updates; dual electronic charts to help create a paperless flight deck and reduce pilot workload; a surface management system, which provides aural and visual cues to alert pilots to unsafe ground and arrival operations and helps prevent runway incursions; and access to vertical weather and predictive windshear information.
Gulfstream has also increased the G280's vertical separation minimum validation intervals from 24 to 96 months. The jets controller-pilot datalink communication is also now FANS-E compliant.
The G280 is certified for steep approaches and has recently been certified to the FAA's Stage 5 noise standards. The cabin offers multiple floorplan options and seats up to 10 passengers with a four place conference table. It features Gulfstream's exclusive cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, 19 large oval windows, access to baggage at high altitudes and multiple connectivity options.
“We are seeing tremendous demand for the G280, further proving the aircraft is the high-performing super-midsize leader,” says Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We remain confident in the G280's proven track record and are committed to investing in enhancements that further increase the benefits it offers customers.”