Gulfstream confirms Philippine Air Force’s G280 command & control aircraft for delivery in 2020

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced on October 2 that the Philippines is acquiring a Gulfstream G280™ aircraft for Philippine Air Force (PAF) through a contract with the United States government.

According to Gulfstream, the aircraft will be configured for command and control missions and is scheduled for delivery in 2020.

“The G280’s unmatched performance combined with the backup of our world-renowned Customer Support makes it an agile and reliable platform for the Philippine Air Force,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “With more than 70 speed records and the ability to operate at steep-approach airports, the G280 can perform a variety of challenging missions.”

Gulfstream said the G280 has a maximum range of 3,600 nautical miles/6,667 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80 and a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.84.

“The aircraft can fly eight hours nonstop and can connect Dubai to Hong Kong; Singapore to Melbourne, Australia; or Singapore to Dubai,” it noted.