Gulfstream G280 in flight
Fractional operator Volato, which operates a fleet of HondaJets, has inked a deal to purchase four Gulfstream G280s that are set to be delivered starting in 2024. The super-midsize jets will give its customers a larger, longer-range option, as well as attract a new set of customers with different mission profiles. (Photo: David McIntosh)

Fractional Provider Spreads Its Wings with Gulfstream Order

Light jet operator Volato will bring a larger platform into its fleet with an order for four super-midsize G280s.

Fractional HondaJet fleet operator Volato is moving up in weight class with the recent announcement that it has placed a firm order with Gulfstream for four super-midsize G280s. The operator will be the first to offer the G280 in a fractional plan, preselling shares in multiples of eighths. It expects to take its first delivery of the 10-seat twinjet in early 2024.

While the G280 offers fuel efficiency and reduced operating costs thanks to its wing design and engine technology, Volato will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from every gallon of fuel burned through its partnership with 4Air. Clients can access the aircraft directly through G280 fractional shares or via their existing HondaJet program membership on an as-available basis for an additional cost.