Gulfstream Aerospace has renamed its G250 super mid-sized business jet to become more sensitive to the variety of cultures by its growing number of international customers.
The company has changed the name to the G280, it said.
“Since introducing the Gulfstream G250 in 2008 and presenting it to customers around the world, we determined that G280 is a more amenable number sequence in certain cultures,” Gulfstream senior vice president of marketing and sales Larry Flynn said in a statement.
Gulfstream officials did not give more details. But the numbers “2″ and “8″ are traditionally considered good numbers in Chinese. There is a Chinese saying that “good things come in pairs.” And the word for “8″ sounds similar to the Chinese word meaning “prosper” or “wealth. “