Gulfstream G200

The Gulfstream G200 is a business jet developed by Gulfstream Aerospace.

In 1993, the company IAI in conjunction with OKB Yakovleva launched the Galaxy program. After 2 years, OKB Yakovleva left the cooperation and the IAI continued the program on its own.

Galaxy got a wide and long fuselage for 8-10 business-class seats, an Astra SPX wing with wings, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306A engines with a thrust of 26.90 kN, and an Avionics Collins Pro-Line 4.

The prototype took off from the earth on December 25, 1997, the certificates of Israel and the USA were received in December of the following year. The first customer in July 1999 was Lion Air from Zurich, although she immediately leased a plane as a Galaxy Aerospace demonstrator.

After the purchase of the Galaxy Aerospace by Gulfstream Aerospace, the aircraft was made several changes to the design, including improved soundproofing of the cabin. All Israeli Gulfstream assemblies are shipped to Dallas, Texas before being sold.

It was first introduced under the designation G200 in June 2001. The aircraft is offered in Standard and Executive Jet configurations. Deliveries to the first customers were made in 2002. In total, by the year 2000 orders had been received for a hundred aircraft (half of them in the Executive Jet configuration). The cost of the aircraft in a standard configuration for 2002 was $ 14.5 million. In June 2008, the 200th G200 arrived in Dallas.

Specifications

  • Type: Business Jet
  • Powerplant: two twin-circuit turbojet engines Pratt Whitney Canada PW306A at 2 736 kg each
  • Maximum number of passengers: 18 people
  • Practical ceiling: 13,715 m
  • Flight range: 6,667 km
  • Maximum take-off weight: 47.6 t
  • Cruising speed: 870 km / h
  • Wingspan: 17.71 m
  • Wing Area: 34.28 sq. m
  • Length: 18.97 m
  • Height: 6.53 m
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