Gulfstream Aerospace’s G-280 last week notched up another speed record when it completed a 2,243 nm journey from the company’s Savannah factory to Van Nuys California in four hours and 49 minutes against a winter headwind averaging 76 knots.
The G280 completed the demonstration flight powered by sustainable aviation jet fuel at an average speed of Mach 0.85 and arrived at VNY in time for last Wednesday’s media event promoting SAJF. Gulfstream has been using a 30/70 blend of low-carbon, drop-in SAJF and Jet-A in daily operations at Savannah since 2016.
The G280 carries up to 10 people in a stand-up capable cabin or sleeps as many as five. With a top speed of Mach 0.85, the G280 will cruise at 45,000 feet up to 3,600 nm. With a full fuel load, the G280 can still carry 1,000 pounds of payload.