South of France
Gulfstream G280 cleared for Riviera operations
Gulfstream's super-midsize G280 has been cleared for operations at France’s Airport of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez located in La Môle. The aircraft recently flew several takeoff and landing demonstrations at the short-field airport.
“Given its prime location in the south of France, we are pleased to unlock this destination for G280 customers,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "The aircraft offers long-proven short-field performance, which is required for this airfield, as well as competitive range access when departing from La Môle to all of Europe and northern Africa.”
To begin operations, G280 crews must complete French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) approved ground, simulator and aircraft training within six months of the first flight to La Môle. No aircraft modifications will be required for operational approval.
In addition to the short-field performance required for La Môle, the G280 also offers proven steep-approach capability, opening access to some of the world’s most challenging airports and allowing customers to land even closer to the destination at hand. It is also certified to the Federal Aviation Administration’s stringent Stage 5 noise standards.
The G280’s well-appointed cabin offers multiple floorplan options and seats up to 10 with a four-place conference table. It features Gulfstream’s exclusive cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, 19 large oval windows, access to baggage at high altitudes and multiple connectivity options, including a high-speed Ka-band satellite system.
The G280 is on display alongside the Gulfstream G500, Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800 at the 2023 Paris Air Show.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 22nd June 2023 | Issue #706