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Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY (FRG / KFRG) to Daugherty Field / Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, CA (LGB / KLGB)
Eagle County Regional Airport, Gypsum, CO (EGE / KEGE) to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. (STX / TISX)
London Luton Airport, London, U.K. (LTN / EGGW) to Chicago-Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW)
BRIEF HISTORY – GULFSTREAM G200
IAI GALAXY | GULFSTREAM G200 (1999-2011)
The Gulfstream G200 is a twin-engine business jet that was once known as the IAI Galaxy. It was initially designed by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace between 1999 and 2011, after Gulfstream’s purchase of Galaxy Aerospace and their certificate along with it. The Gulfstream G200 was one of the earliest private jets of the Gulfstream series that would go on to take over the Super Midsize Jet category. With the G200, the newly founded Galaxy Aerospace Corp, a part of Israel Aviation Industries (IAI), established a strong position in the private jet sector; this jet continues to compete today with the more modern G450 and G550. The Gulfstream 200 features everything a private jet would like: excellent range, spacious stand-up cabin, and of course, speed. It is the perfect aircraft for quickly and comfortably accomplishing long-range missions.The Galaxy had its maiden flight on December 25, 1997. By December 1998, it had been certified by US and Israeli aviation authorities. The next year, deliveries began. After Gulfstream Aerospace bought Galaxy Aerospace in June 2001, the Galaxy was dubbed “G200.”On December 19, 2011, the final production G200 rolled off the assembly line; 250 units had been constructed. In 2012, the G280 was delivered and replaced the G200 with a more spacious cabin, increased range, updated avionics, and completely refitted interior.
CABIN COMFORTS – GULFSTREAM G200
The Gulfstream G200’s interior may be configured to seat between eight and ten passengers. The cabin is equipped with a radio phone, entertainment systems, and fully articulating seats. Not only is there one outlet for each passenger, there are power outlets for every piece of office equipment. In an exterior compartment, there is 125 cubic feet of luggage room that can hold up to 2,400 pounds. The Gulfstream 200’s ability to keep a cool cabin is an extra plus, as it was developed in Israel’s harsh conditions. Galaxy Aircraft Corp. claims that the Gulfstream 200’s interior can be cooled to 75oF on a 113oF day. Both the cabin and cockpit have their own climate controls, and the temperature management system constantly distributes fresh air to the passengers rather than recirculated air.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – GULFSTREAM G200
The G200 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW306A engines, each rated at 6,040 pounds of thrust. These engines are rather comparable to the PW305 engines that are now being utilized on the Learjet 60 and Hawker 1000. They maintain the same high performance criteria but generate 785 pounds of thrust more.In nineteen minutes, the Gulfstream 200 can ascend to a height of 37,000 feet. It travels at 480 knots at an altitude of 41,000 feet on a long range cruise; at 567 knots at 39,000 feet on a high speed trip. The cabin is rated at 8.9 pounds per square inch, which means it can sustain a sea level cabin at 23,000 feet or an 8,000 foot cabin at 45,000 feet. The Gulfstream 200’s range of 3,400 nautical miles makes it perfect for long-range transcontinental or transoceanic missions.The Gulfstream G200’s airframe was optimized for aerodynamic efficiency using 3-D computer-aided structural analysis software. Aluminum alloys, titanium, and steel are employed for the primary constructions; composites are used for some subsidiary structures. Three fuel tanks — one on each wing and one in the aircraft’s belly – hold the aircraft’s fuel. Gravity connecting valves automatically equalize the fuel levels in the three tanks. The Gulfstream 200’s wings are heavily loaded, which ensures that it flies uniformly in all situations. Taxiing and landings are made easier by the long-travel trailing link landing gear. Excellent ground handling is provided by hydraulically driven carbon anti-skid brakes and a nose-wheel pivot radius of 100 degrees!
FLIGHT DECK – GULFSTREAM G200
Galaxy Aerospace Corp chose the Collins Pro Line 4 avionics system for the cockpit of the Gulfstream 200. Four smaller panels provide flight and system information around a central EICAS (Engine Indicator and Crew Alert System) screen. Dual ARINC 429 Pro Line Communication/Navigation/Identification radios with dual DMEs and ADEs, a single AlliedSignal GNS-X/EX FMS (Flight Management System), a WXR-840 solid-state weather radar diagnostic computer, a digital autopilot, digital air data, and an attitude/heading reference system are included as standard.
CHARTER A GULFSTREAM G200
It’s not every day that an early-generation private jet achieves such success, but the Gulfstream G200 is a clear exception to the rule. Few other Super Midsize Jets are capable of flying eight people 3,400 nautical miles at .80 Mach. Indeed, few first-generation private jets have such a fantastic dispatch rate. The Gulfstream 200’s success surprised the private jet market, and the aircraft continues to perform at a high level of perfection. With its large cabin and countless amenities to ensure you all are as comfortable as you would be on your couch in your own home. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated G200’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!