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Gulfstream G250 is renamed G280

Gulfstream G250 is renamed G280

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that it has renamed the Gulfstream G250 aircraft; the business jet is now called the Gulfstream G280.

» Airlines - UK | Tuesday, July 19, 2011 • Air News Times
The move was prompted by the company's sensitivity to the varied cultures of its international customer base.

"Since introducing the Gulfstream G250 in 2008 and presenting it to customers around the world, we determined that G280 is a more amenable number sequence in certain cultures," said Larry Flynn, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Gulfstream. "We value our international customers highly, and this change reflects our commitment to understanding the diverse cultures of our global business environment."

The renaming will not affect any other in-production Gulfstream aircraft.  Gulfstream introduced the G280 during the NBAA Conference and Exhibition in Orlando in 2008.

 The G280 flight-test program is well under way. The three aircraft in the test program have exceeded 1,400 flight hours over 525 flights. At the same time, manufacturing of the first non-test aircraft, S/N 2004, is complete with production acceptance testing under way at Israel Aerospace Industries near Tel Aviv. Production of the interior furnishings has begun at Gulfstream's mid-cabin completions center in Dallas where the G280 will be outfitted and painted.

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