Designed by Gulfstream and built by Israel Aircraft Industries, the G250 is a replacement for the venerable G200, the G250 was publically announced at the NBAA convention in October 2008, although it was one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory. First flight was accomplished on December 11, 2009. Certification is expected in Israel by 2011 with first deliveries that same year. The G250 is a complete new certification, not a modified G200.
A PlaneView 280 Avionics Suite, based on the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion suite is standard. The G250 is also available with a Heads Up Display (HUD).
IAI and Gulfstream removed the G200’s aft-fuselage fuel tank enabling a bigger cabin and access to the aft baggage from in flight. The G250 seats 8-10 passengers and is equipped with a lavatory and a galley.
Also, all the fuel is now contained in the wing. And, another benefit of the new wing versus the G200’s wing are shorter take-off distances. Auto braking comes as standard. Honeywell HTF7350G engines provide 7,445 pounds of thrust each.
Gulfstream renamed the G250, the G280, in 2011 to better the appeal to some Asian customers.
3,590 nautical miles
1,111 cubic feet
154 cubic feet