Gulfstream G250 Is Now G280

 - July 31, 2011, 9:20 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace redesignated the super-midsize G250 as the G280 in mid-July. In explaining the model name change, the company said, “As demand for Gulfstream business jets grows around the world, the move was prompted by the company’s sensitivity to the varied cultures of its international customer base.” Apparently, the number 250 in Mandarin is a slang term for  “stupid person.” Gulfstream would not confirm that this is the reason for the name change.