Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Gulfstream Delivers First G280
Gulfstream Aerospace delivered its first G280 mid-sized business jet to an undisclosed U.S. customer.
The G280, listed at about $24 million, received type certificates from FAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel in August.
Gulfstream did not state when it expects the jet to enter into service.
"Gulfstream is excited to deliver this aircraft to a dedicated customer who has worked so closely with us on the G280 program," said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. "In preparation for our first deliveries of this aircraft, we took a G280 to several fixed base operators around the United States, so their employees could familiarize themselves with the handling requirements for the G280. That was just one of several efforts intended to ensure a smooth entry-into-service for this aircraft.”