Israel IAI-1126 Galaxy/Gulfstream G200

  • CountryIsrael
  • TypeSuper mid size corporate transport
  • PowerplantsTwo 26.9kN (6040lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-306A turbofans.
  • PerformanceTypical cruising speed 871km/h (470kt). Max operating altitude 45,000ft. Max range with four passengers and reserves 6708km (3620nm), max range with eight passengers and reserves 6226km (3360nm). Range with 18 passengers in corporate shuttle configuration with reserves 5022km (2710nm)
  • WeightsBasic operating 8709kg (19,200lb), max takeoff 15,808kg (34,850lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 17.71m (58ft 1in), length 18.97m (62ft 3in), height 6.53m (21ft 5in). Wing area 34.3m2 (369.0sq ft)
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Seating for eight or more in executive style arrangements, or up to 18 in a three abreast corporate shuttle configuration.
  • ProductionApprox 70 delivered by late 2002.

The Gulfstream G200 fair size corporate plane is assembled by Israel Aircraft Industries and was initially promoted and upheld by subsidiary Galaxy Aerospace Inc, which was procured by Gulfstream in May 2001.

Configuration take a shot at the IAI-1126 Galaxy (at first called the Astra Galaxy and later renamed G200 on Gulfstream's assume control) started in the early 1990s and formal project dispatch was published in September 1993. In 1995 a co-generation course of action was ended that would have seen Yakovlev in Russia in charge of the outline and assembling of the Galaxy's fuselage, while IAI would be the primary builder in charge of last get together, joining and advertising. Consequently SOGERMA of France was chosen to make generation Galaxy fuselages and tails.

The Galaxy was initially anticipated that will fly in 1996 however this was deferred until December 25 1997. A second model flew in May 1998 while the first creation air ship first flew in October that year. US FAA and Israeli accreditation was issued in December 1998. The primary client airplane was conveyed to TTI Industries in January 2000 (a Galaxy conveyed to Lion Industries in Zurich in July 1999 was rented again by Galaxy Aerospace for utilization as a demonstrator).

IAI gathers and test flies Galaxies in Israel while inside fulfillment happens at Galaxy Aerospace's new offices in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Galaxy offers a wing outline focused around the cleared rapid unit of the Astra, however overall is a totally new plan. It offers another "widebody" fuselage, fundamentally more extensive and more than the Astra's, with standup room. The back fuselage is range ruled to diminish drag, while the wing peculiarities winglets. The Galaxy additionally emphasizes an EFIS Collins Pro Line 4 cockpit and tenacious trans Atlantic and one stop trans Pacific reach.

IAI chose the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-306a turbofans for the Galaxy in January 1993 in the wake of examining contending plans from Allison (the AE-3007) and Alliedsignal/General Electric (the CFE-738). The PW-306a is a development improvement (with expanded fan measurement, enhanced hot end material and a constrained blender in the fumes) of the PW-305 arrangement that powers the Hawker 1000 and Learjet 60.

In June 2001, Galaxy Aerospace was obtained by Gulfstream Aerospace, who now possesses the sort authentication and is in charge of further advancement and designing backing. The Galaxy was renamed Gulfstream G200 in the meantime. Israel Aircraft Industries keeps on building and test fly the airplane in Israel at its Tel Aviv offices, which are then flown "green" to Gulfstream's culmination focus at Dallas Love Field air terminal in Texas, where insides and discretionary gear are introduced (before Gulfstream's procurement of the venture, Galaxy Aerospace embraced consummations and conveyances from another office at Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas).

A few requests affirmed by Gulfstream: 50 or more a choice on an alternate 50 for Executive Jets, 24 or more an alternative on 43 for Avolar, and 3 for Hainan Airlines.

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