Israel IAI-1125 Astra/Gulfstream G100
The IAI-1125 Astra is a completely redesigned advancement of the fruitful IAI-1124 Westwind, with various key progressions to enhance execution and expand lodge volume. It is currently piece of the extended Gulfstream steady, assigned G100.
Israel Aircraft Industries started chip away at an enhanced advancement of its model 1124, at first known as the 1125 Westwind, in the early 1980s, with the first flight of the new sort happening on March 19 1984. A second model flew in October 1984, and a third was utilized for ground based static and weakness testing. The primary generation Astra flew in March 1985, and the first client conveyance occurred in mid 1986 after affirmation had been conceded in August the past year.
The Astra is focused around the essential Westwind II fuselage and tail, mated with an all new fast cleared wing (at first needing winglets). Aside from the air movement optimized and henceforth execution profits of the new wing, it was additionally repositioned low on the fuselage (rather than mid mounted on the Westwind), where it doesn't encroach upon inside lodge space. The repositioned wing in addition to reshaped fuselage casings implies that headroom is expanded by 20cm (8in). Different progressions incorporate a stretched eye for more noteworthy aeronautics space and more far reaching utilization of composites (primarily for control surfaces).
The first 1125 Astra was supplanted in creation by the Astra SP. The SP was initially advertised in 1989 and peculiarities a reconsidered lodge inner part, redesigned aeronautics, EFIS cockpit and some minor flight optimized refinements. Thirty seven were fabricated before it was supplanted by the SPX.
The SPX, renamed G100 from September 2002, first flew in August 1994. It offers all the more compelling FADEC prepared 18.9kn (4250lb) Honeywell Tfe731-40r-200gs, winglets and Collins Pro Line 4 flying.
IAI manufactures the G100 in Israel and the "green" airframes are traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska in the US for inner part equipping. Gulfstream obtained Galaxy Aerospace, which held the Astra sort declarations and was in charge of promoting, in May 2001.
In September 2002 Gulfstream advertised the enhanced G150, in light of the G100 however with an expanded fuselage and seating for six to eight. It will be fueled by Tfe731s, voyage at Mach 0.75 and have a scope of 5000km (2700nm). Conveyances are expected in 2005.
Two Astra Spxs have been conveyed to the US Air Force (Air National Guard) as C-38as for transport and medevac undertakings.
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