PAF’s new Gulfstream G280 aircraft arrives at Clark

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According to flight trackers, Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s Gulfstream G280 aircraft (PAF1251) landed at Clark International Airport (CRK/RPLC) today, September 20 at 9:36am from Guam International Airport (GUM/PGUM).

The said aircraft, Gulfstream G280 configured as “Command & Control” was ordered from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

“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,” Gulfstream President Mark Burns said in 2019.

“With more than 70 speed records and the ability to operate at steep-approach airports, the G280 can perform a variety of challenging missions,” he added.

Philippine Air Force Gulfstream G280 (c/n 2199) 1251 ex N299GA

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.