Gulfstream Delivers G280 to 1st Morocco-Based Operator
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently celebrated a milestone with the entry-into-service of its first G280 business jet registered in Morocco. The G280 received a type acceptance certificate in March from Morocco’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, whose approval was based on the aircraft’s type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in February 2013.
“We are delighted that this outstanding aircraft has been delivered to North Africa,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280’s class-leading range, technology, fuel efficiency and comfort have made it a popular choice for customers since it entered the marketplace in November 2012.”
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With a range of 3,600 nautical miles/6,667 kilometers at Mach 0.80, the G280 can fly nonstop from Casablanca to New York and Dubai. The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and the most comfortable cabin in its class with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading cabin sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and access to the baggage compartment from the cabin.
This G280’s delivery flight to Morocco included an opening-leg journey from Gulfstream’s completions facility in Dallas to Santa Maria Island in the Azores. The distance of 3,572 nm/6,615 km was covered in 6 hours, 59 minutes.
In addition to Morocco, the G280 is certified in the United States, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Isle of Man, Israel and Mexico. The aircraft’s EASA type certification allows it to be registered in any European Union country.
More than 60 G280s are in operation worldwide.
Source : Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. - view original press release