- 18 Apr 2019
- René Banglesdorf
- Aviation Video Articles
Gulfstream G280 Jet Buyer’s Guide
If you have been shopping for a Super-Mid-size Jet and found the Gulfstream G280 jet to be a good fit for your mission needs, you are going to need to find out more about this model.
Gulfstream's G280 is the smallest model currently produced by Gulfstream Aerospace. But the G280 provides buyers with plenty of size, speed and range capability for its class.
The Gulfstream G280 replaced the older G200 on the production line, and incorporated several improvements, including an increase in cabin length (thanks to the removal of a rear-fuselage fuel tank) and new Honeywell HTF7250G engines that deliver improved operating weights, climb rates and fuel efficiency.
AvBuyer Opinion: The Gulfstream G280 has been described as ‘a workhorse’, providing an excellent, spacious option for those needing to fly up to 7- to 8-hour legs non-stop.
Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker
A typical cabin configuration would include two club-four seating arrangements – one at the front and one at the rear, with the aft seating arrangement opposite a three-place divan. Two pilots are needed to fly the G280.
There are 235 Gulfstream G280 jets are currently in operation according to JETNET.
Still in production in 2022, Gulfstream has built 252 Gulfstream G280s since 2009 according to October 2022 data.
You can view the latest G280 jets for sale on AvBuyer, search for the world's best dealers via our Dealer Search page, and sign up for alerts for when new models are added.
An experienced dealer can offer a deeper understanding of the current marketplace, including how the price of one jet compares with other G280s available for sale; locating aircraft that may not be listed on the open market yet; and ultimately making sure that you get the best value.
If you have never flown on a Gulfstream G280 before, charter one first, helping you discover whether the G280 really is the right fit for your mission. You can assess how far you can go, how much baggage you can fit aboard the G280, and how comfortable the aircraft is for a typical trip.
There are two choices. Powered by two HTF7250G engines built by Honeywell, you could opt to join the manufacturer’s hourly engine Maintenance Service Plan .
Or you could enroll your aircraft with a third-party hourly maintenance cost program provider such as JSSI.
Buyers are advised to look for aircraft already enrolled with a program. It’s also essential to understand exactly what is covered under the existing program prior to purchasing the aircraft.