The Gulfstream G200 is a superb mid-range global business jet that launched in the year 2000, two years after a model of the aircraft arrived.
The aircraft was first produced as the Galaxy business jet by Galaxy Aerospace, headquartered at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. In June 2001, Galaxy was acquired by Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, and the aircraft was renamed the G200.
Originally titled Astra Galaxy, the G200 came out as a brand of Israel Aircraft Productions’ subsidiary Galaxy Aerospace Inc. Design of the model was first introduced in the 1980s. The first flight took place in 1997, and it got certification one year later from the Israeli aviation agencies and the United States.
The Galaxy was renamed “G200” after Gulfstream Aerospace bought Galaxy Aerospace in June 2001, two years after shipments started. Manufacture ended in 2011 with a total of 250 deliveries, of which nine have been retired.
The Gulfstream 200, combining the performance and style of a long-range business jet with the efficiency and utility of a super mid-sized aircraft hailed as the super-midsize champ and revolutionary, provides a class-leading combination of range, speed, and payload.
The aircraft’s cabin amenities and flight depth technology ranked among the most advanced in private aviation. A synergy between the tail engine and wing designs results in the Gulfstream 200 superior performance delivering the range of 3,400 nautical miles.
The aircraft reduces flight times on high-demand routes like New York to Paris and London to Dubai by soaring above airline traffic at cruise altitudes up to 45,000 feet. The Gulfstream 200 ATS aerodynamic ingenuity begins with a clean wing design with no leading-edge devices and all flap tracks and mechanisms located inside the structure.
The wing reduces drag and contributes to fuel efficiencies as much as 12% better than its rivals. The EM finish was sized to improve crosswind performance and accommodate the increased gross weight.
A signature Gulfstream design features an electrically trimmable stabilizer, hydraulically boosted elevators, a fly-by-wire rudder, and two powerful Honeywell engines. They produce a thrust-to-weight ratio that drives the G 200 an initial cruise altitude of 43,000 feet in less than 20 minutes.
The engines, along with the new wing and tail configurations, contributed to the aircraft setting more than 30 city-pair records in its first year of service. Adding to the engine’s high performance are their low emissions.
These tremendously efficient power plants outperform Committee on aviation environmental protection standards. The engines are quiet — creating a more relaxing environment inside and outside.
The Gulfstream 200 ATS front office is designed to ease the pilot workload and increase safety. The sleek radome and wheel structure house the aircraft’s radar and its acclaim Plainview. Gulfstream 200 avionics gear, the Plainview suite originally developed for Gulfstream’s long-range aircraft, provides excellent situational awareness and the optional enhanced vision system — penetrating darkness, enhancing private aircraft enforcement system, and other low visibility conditions.
The fly-by-wire hydraulic and mechanical systems are combined to create the aircraft’s advanced flight control systems. The standard autothrottles up first in the super-midsize class keep the engines operating at peak efficiency and maintain aircraft speeds while enhancing safety.
The aircraft is the first super mid-sized jet pairing a trailing link arrangement with a break-by-wire auto brake system. The combination results in gentle touchdowns and smooth braking for improved safety in both short runway landings and rejected takeoff situations. The auto breaks also reduce wear on the brakes and the landing gear components from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip.
The Gulfstream 200 ATS cabin design promotes passenger comfort and productivity. The fuselage features 19 windows, including two in the lavatory, allowing significant natural light into the cabin.
These windows accentuate the cabin’s class-leading length and generous width. The Gulfstream 200 features an expansive baggage compartment twice the size of baggage areas found in other super mid-sized jets. It has in-flight baggage access through the cabin, allowing passengers to retrieve that forgotten reading material or change of clothes while airborne even.
The cabin door was designed to exceed expectations. Hydraulically powered entryway rests on the ground when open, adding stability. The low-rise stairs are wide, and the staircase is gently angled as it rises to the cabin for safe and easy access. An enjoyable flight demands a smooth landing that the Gulfstream 200 delivers.
What Makes the Gulfstream 200 Comfortable for Passengers
The G200 delivers high luxury and speed, earning a reputation as a world-class business jet. It is the best of everything with a combination of speed, efficiency, and overall comfort. There are few aircraft that carry as much clout in the world of private aviation as the G-class. They’re flown by celebrities, they’re mentioned in rap songs, and they live up to the hype.
The Gulfstream 200 became the corporate world’s first super-midsize jet due to its height, the width of the cabin, and its comfort more than almost anything else that passengers discuss. It is comfortable for passengers for a lot of reasons.
The Gulfstream 200 can provide a smooth ride even in turbulent air. It is configured for ten passengers, and regardless of whether it is a cabin chair or the side bench, each seat has its light and fresh air source.
According to Galaxy Aircraft Corp, the Gulfstream 200 can cool the cabin to 75ºF on a 113ºF day. The cabin chairs for the passengers are some of the most comfortable in the business.
A wide cabin allows for more oversized chairs that adjust forward, aft, and laterally. The seats also pivot. Once seated, passengers have a large table nearby that pulls out easily for meals and work. Both the chair and table can be illuminated.
One of the best features about the Gulfstream 200 is the sheer size of the cabin. It is taller and wider than any other mid-sized jet.
Redefining the Business Jet
All in all, the new Gulfstream 200 redefines the super-midsize business jet with incredible speed, range, improved safety, efficiency, and unmatched comfort. Fly with us today and see for yourself!