The Gulfstream G280 is a super-midsize private jet designed and manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace. It is the successor to the G200. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 39,600 pounds and a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
Volato is launching a G280 fractional ownership program in 2023.
Super Midsize Cabin
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 8
3,590 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
34 cubic feet
Dedicated Jet Card:
A new Gulfstream G280 is listed at $28 million
The Gulfstream G280 was developed as a successor to the G200 and features a larger cabin and improved performance. The Gulfstream G200 was originally designed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) as the Astra SPX and was later acquired by Gulfstream Aerospace.
The G200 made its first flight in 1997 and received its certification in 1998. Production of the G200 continued until 2011, with Gulfstream Aerospace delivering approximately 250 units to customers around the world.
The cabin of the G280 is typically 25.10 feet long, 7.20 feet wide, and 6.30 feet tall. It can accommodate eight to ten passengers in standard configurations. The lavatory is located at the rear of the cabin.
The G280 is powered by two Honeywell HTF7250G turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.84 and a range of up to 3,600 nautical miles (4,140 miles).
New G280s are priced at $28 million.
Although technically, the G280 is not a clean-sheet airplane, for all intents and purposes, it might as well be. It retains the fuselage cross-section of the Galaxy, but not much else. The interior cabin itself is longer by 17 inches; there are two additional windows per side, and the tail, you might notice, is the traditional Gulfstream T-tail, replacing the somewhat dated-looking cruciform tail on the Galaxy. The result is an airplane that looks for the first time very much like a Gulfstream instead of the adopted model, the G200 is.
Although the G280 traces its heritage to North American Rockwell, Galaxy Aerospace, and Israel Aerospace Industries (which manufactures the airframe), the super-midsize jet is all Gulfstream, from the design of the wing to the elegantly equipped cabin and the outstanding performance that pilots have come to expect from the Savannah, Georgia, manufacturer. Ultimately, the G280 doesn’t share much with the G200/Galaxy except the size and shape of the fuselage. The engines, wing, empennage, avionics, and systems are all new and improved, and thus the G280 required its own new type certificate.
Performance-wise, the G280 is a far cry from the original Galaxy, which had a large cabin sitting on a smallish wing and 6,000 pounds static thrust per side. The G280 has the new wing and 7,624 lbst per engine, enabling it to use as much as 2,000 feet less runway for takeoff.