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G280 SETS CALIFORNIA-HAWAII SPEED RECORD
Monday, January 23, 2017
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G280

Source: Gulfstream Aerospace


G280

Source: Gulfstream Aerospace


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SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Gulfstream G280 business jet recently set a speed record between Carlsbad, California, and Kalaoa, Hawaii. The aircraft completed the overwater flight in four hours and 47 minutes.

The super mid-size business jet covered the 4,180 kilometers (2,257 nautical miles) from McClellan-Palomar Airport to Kona International Airport at a speed of Mach 0.84.

"Flying from California to Hawaii involves crossing one of the longest isolated overwater stretches in the world, and the G280 can do that with ease, even after departing the short runway at Carlsbad," said Scott Neal, Gulfstream senior vice president of worldwide sales.

The city-pair record was approved by U.S. National Aeronautic Association, and has been sent to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as a world record.

The G280 has earned 57 speed records since its November 2012 entry into service.

Source:  Gulfstream
Source Date: January 23, 2017
Posted: 02/16/2017

 

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