SAVANNAH, Ga., July 18, 2013 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently earned type certificate validation from the civil aviation authorities in China and Canada for the Gulfstream G280. The validations officially recognize that the G280 is compliant with airworthiness and environmental requirements in each country. Securing a validation is one of the last steps required for an aircraft to be registered in a particular country.
“The G280’s range, technology, fuel efficiency and comfort make it a popular aircraft in China and Canada,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream.
“Receiving certification approval for the aircraft in both countries will make it an even more appealing choice for customers in those regions.”In addition to China and Canada, the G280 has been certified in the United States, Israel and the European Union.
The aircraft entered service on Nov. 13, 2012. With a range of 3,600 nautical miles (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80, the G280 can connect Shanghai and Singapore, Beijing and Mumbai, Montreal and London and Calgary and Miami. Its balanced field length allows it to take off from runways of 4,750 feet (1,448 m). The G280 has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.85.
The G280’s appeal also includes cutting-edge technology. The PlaneView280™ cockpit, the most advanced flight deck in its class, improves safety through reduced pilot workload and improved situational awareness. The G280 is also environmentally efficient, burning less fuel and producing fewer emissions than other super mid-sized aircraft. It is quiet, with certified noise levels 15.8 decibels below Federal Aviation Administration Stage 4 requirements.
With its spacious cabin, the G280 can provide seating for up to 10 in two living areas. Passengers have in-flight access to the baggage compartment, and the Gulfstream Cabin Management System enables them to control the cabin environment and entertainment equipment with a handheld device such as an iPod Touch.
The G280, a joint effort between Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries, entered service on Nov. 13, 2012.
To date, approximately 20 G280s have entered service.
The authorization means Gulfstream operators can register the wide-cabin, high-speed G150 in the country.