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GULFSTREAM G280 LINKS ENGLAND AND NIGERIA

| Gulfstream G280 | 2013/05/20

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SAVANNAH, Ga., May 20, 2013 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s G280 aircraft recently traveled to Africa as part of the super mid-sized business jet’s yearlong world tour. En route, the aircraft set three city-pair records, including one from Luton, England, to Lagos, Nigeria.

The aircraft left London Luton Airport at 7:44 a.m. local time with two passengers on board. It landed at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos 6 hours and 32 minutes later. Its average speed for the 2,948-nm (5,460 km) flight was Mach 0.81.

The aircraft set two additional city-pair records during the African leg of the tour, including one from Libreville, Gabon, to Casablanca, Morocco, and another from Casablanca to Amsterdam. The aircraft traveled the 2,755-nm (5,102-km) between Libreville and Casablanca in 6 hours and 11 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.82. It covered the 1,344 nm (2,489 km) between Casablanca and Amsterdam in 3 hours and 3 minutes, with an average speed of Mach 0.82.

“With more than 20 city-pair records on its resume, the G280 has proven itself to be a super mid-sized powerhouse, capable of flying farther faster than the competition,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The aircraft offers unprecedented range, speed, safety and amenities.”

Since entering service in December 2012, the G280 demonstrator has visited 109 cities in 36 countries. It has accumulated more than 400 flight hours and covered more than 132,000 nm (244,464 km).

The G280 is powered by twin Honeywell HTF7250G engines, each of which provides 7,624 pounds of thrust. These fuel-efficient engines feature reduced emissions, longer maintenance intervals and decreased noise levels. They also offer excellent climb performance, propelling the G280 to FL410 in less than 20 minutes. The aircraft has a maximum range of 3,600 nm (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80.

The three city-pair records are pending confirmation with the National Aeronautic Association.

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G280 CERTIFIED BY EASA

| Gulfstream G280 | 2013/02/07

G280 Gulfstream's G280 aircraft received type certification today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  The certification recognizes that the super mid-sized aircraft demonstrates compliance with EASA airworthiness and environmental requirements.  It is one of the final steps required for the G280 to be registered in a European Union country.

“Getting EASA certification is an important milestone for the G280,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream.  “This aircraft is the most fuel-efficient and most comfortable in its class, and it offers unprecedented range for its size.  It is the only super mid-sized business jet that can reliably fly nonstop from London to New York. That feature is very important to operators.”

The G280, a joint effort between Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries, earned its type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Authority of Israel on Aug. 30, 2012.  It entered service on Nov. 13, 2012.

The aircraft’s range is 3,600 nautical miles (6,667 km) at Mach 0.80. Its balanced field length is 210 feet less than originally announced, which enables it to take off from runways of 4,750 feet (1,448 m) or less.  That is an improvement of more than 1,300 feet compared to the G200, the aircraft the G280 replaces.  The G280 has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.85.
 
Advanced technology is also part of the G280’s appeal.  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 FAA 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. The Gulfstream Cabin Management System enables them to easily control the cabin environment and high-definition entertainment equipment with a handheld device such as an iPod Touch.

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