he Gulfstream 200 formerly known as the IAI Galaxy is a twin-engine business jet and was produced by Gulfstream Aerospace from 1999 through 2011. One of the first things you with notice is that the G200 offers the range and comfort of a large cabin jet but for a midsize price. The G200’s spacious cabin and excellent range makes this aircraft one of the favourites in its class.
Inside the Gulfstream G200
The Gulfstream has a fully private lavatory at the AFT of the aircraft as well as a fully functional galley in the front of the aircraft ensuring an excellent service onboard every flight. The spacious cabin typically includes pull out tables and a four-person conference configuration. The baggage compartment is generous with a capacity of 150 cubic feet. This includes an external baggage hold with a capacity of 125 cubic feet with 25 cubic feet inside the cabin. A stand out feature well suited for the Middle East is its cooling system with the G200 capable of cooling the cabin to 23 Degrees Celcius even on a day where the temperature of 45 Degrees.
The airframe of the G200 was designed to be as aerodynamic as possible with the help of a 3D computer-aided structural analysis program. The main structures are made out of aluminium alloys, titanium and steel, composites are used for some secondary structures. Fuel is stored in three fuel tanks, one on each wing and one in the belly of the aircraft. They are automatically equalized by gravity interconnect valves. The heavy load of the wings makes the G200 fly evenly in all conditions. A long-travel trailing link landing gear smooths out taxiing and landings. Hydraulically-powered carbon anti-skid brakes and a 100° pivot radius of the nosewheel provide for excellent ground handling.
A true stand out aircraft in its class, the Gulfstream 200 outshines its competitors and is ideal for flights from Dubai to Europe.