Israel Aircraft Industries IAI-1126 Galaxy
Design work on the IAI-1126 Galaxy, initially called the Astra Galaxy, began in the early 1990s, based on the wing design on the swept high speed unit of the IAI-1125 Astra SP, but otherwise a completely new design. By the formal announcement of the programme launch in September 1993, the name Galaxy was adopted. The prototype IAI-1126 Galaxy was flown first on 25 December 1997. A second prototype flew on 21 May 1998, while the third aircraft first flew on 24 September that year. US FAA and Israeli certification was issued in December 1998. The first customer aircraft was handed over on 17 January 2000. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-306A turbofans.
The IAI-1126 Galaxy was originally marketed and supported by Galaxy Aerospace Inc. After Galaxy Aerospace Inc. was acquired by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in 2001, the IAI-1126 Galaxy was rebranded Gulfstream G200.
The cabin length is 24 feet 5 inches and 6 feet 3 inches high, with interior seating for 8 to 10 passengers. Its glass cockpit, featuring the Rockwell Collins ProLine 4 avionics suite, presents system status flight information on 7.25 inch-square displays, and colour weather radar with turbulence detection, the TCAS II (traffic alert and collision-avoidance system), and an EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) with wind shear detection. Gulfstream also offers an optional auto-throttle system to reduce pilot workload for improved safety.
Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada 306A engines controlled by a dual-channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control), the G200 is able to fly at speeds up to Mach 0.85 and at cruising altitudes up to 45,000 feet. Since joining the Gulfstream fleet in 2001, the G200 has benefited from several improvements, including a redesigned interior, a sound-proofing package and an aggressive weight-reduction program. The G200 offers several layout options and a competitive warranty. This large-cabin, mid-range aircraft can be tailored to meet individualized mission requirements.
The G200 received a Type Certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Sept. 7, 2004, an on June 4, 2008, the 200th G200 rolled out.
Gulfstream G200 B-8081
Israel Aircraft Industries is a shareholder in Galaxy Aerospace in U.S.A., which promotes the Astra SPX and promotes and fits out the new Galaxy wide-body bizjet developed by IAI.
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 306 A, 27959 N / 2850 kp
Length: 62.238 ft / 18.97 m
Height: 21.424 ft / 6.53 m
Wingspan: 58.104 ft / 17.71 m
Wing area: 368.99 sq.ft / 34.28 sq.m
Max take off weight: 34839.0 lb / 15800.0 kg
Weight empty: 18698.4 lb / 8480.0 kg
Max. speed: 470 kts / 870 km/h
Cruising speed: 432 kts / 800 km/h
Service ceiling: 45000 ft / 13716 m
Wing loading: 94.51 lb/sq.ft / 461.0 kg/sq.m
Maximum range: 3618 nm / 6700 km
Payload: 8-19 (max. 2180kg)
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney PW306A, 6,040 lbs / 26.87 kN
Height: 21 ft, 5 in / 6.53 m
Length: 62 ft, 3 in / 18.97 m
Wingspan: 58 ft, 1 in / 17.70 m
Basic Operating weight: 19,950 lbs / 9,049 kg
Maximum Fuel: 15,000 lbs / 6,804 kg
Maximum Landing weight: 30,000 lbs / 13,608 kg
Maximum Payload weight: 4,050 lbs / 1,837 kg
Maximum Payload/Full fuel: 650 lbs / 295 kg
Maximum Ramp weight: 35,600 lbs / 16,148 kg
Maximum Takeoff weight: 35,450 lbs / 16,080 kg
Maximum Zero Fuel: 24,000 lbs / 10,886 kg
Long Range Cruise Mach 0.75
Mmo Mach 0.85
Normal Cruise Mach 0.80
Range at LRC 3,400 nm / 6,297 km
Range at Normal Cruise 3,050 nm / 5,649 km
Takeoff distance MAUW: 6,080 ft. / 1,853 m
Baggage Volume (Gross): 150 cu ft / 4.25 cu m
Cabin Length: 24 ft 5 in / 7.44 m
Cabin Volume: 868 cu ft / 24.56 cu m
Height: 6 ft 3 in / 1.91 m
Width: 7 ft 2 in / 2.18 m