PICTURE: Europe gives green light to Gulfstream G280

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Gulfstream has secured European validation for the G280 business jet about five months after Israel and the USA certificated the super-midsize aircraft.

The G280 was introduced in 2008 as a replacement for the G200, formerly dubbed the Galaxy business jet. The 10-seat aircraft is manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries in Tel Aviv and shipped to Gulfstream's headquarters in Savannah, USA for completion.

Gulfstream delivered 17 midsize-category jets - including the G280's smaller stablemate the G150 - during 2012. This tally is expected to climb to 26 in 2013, although Gulfstream declines to break down the predicted deliveries by type.

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