The popular Gulfstream G280 super-midsize is rocking new upgrades. Gulfstream has added several new features that include improvements to the passenger experience, reduced pilot workload and new safety technologies.
The aircraft cabin offers several floor plan options and can accommodate up to 10 passengers with a four-seater conference table. Each configuration supports a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious luggage compartment, and a toilet with two windows and a full-size closet.
The cockpit features an improved avionics system that will help create a digitized cockpit and reduce pilot workload. Customers will be able to access the new Weather SiriusXM, which provides graphical weather updates on the go. Not only that, but vertical weather and predilections and dual electronic charts will also be available.
Pilots can now use an area management system (SMS) to receive audio and visual information about potentially hazardous ground and arrival operations. The system will also help prevent runway incursions.
The jet is certified for steep approaches and has access to some of the most difficult airports in the world. The G280 is the only aircraft in its class to benefit from Visual Advantage credit, giving some operators clearance to begin instrument approaches in low visibility.
With the enhanced flight vision system, pilots can land in low visibility conditions without using natural vision. This increases access to airports and reduces go-arounds. A synthetic vision primary flight display, which includes 3D visuals of the terrain and runways, will further enhance the pilot’s situational awareness.
Additional features include high-altitude baggage access, 19 large oval windows, and several connectivity options, including a high-speed Ka-band satellite system.