Gulfstream G100 Business Jet

Gulfstream G100 Business Jet

Gulfstream G100, formerly known as the Astra SPX, is an Israel Aircraft Industries-manufactured twin-engine business jet, now produced for Gulfstream Aerospace. The United States Air Force designation for the G100 is C-38 Courier.

Role : Business jet
Manufacturer : Gulfstream Aerospace
Status : Active service
Primary user : United States Air Force
Developed from : IAI Astra

Work on an improved Westwind began in the early 1980s, with the first prototype flight on 19 March 1984. The first production Astra flew in March 1985, FAA certification came in August 1985 and customer deliveries started in 1986.

In September 2002 Gulfstream announced the improved G150, based on the G100. This new variant was due in 2005. It has been FAA certified for steep approach.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Payload: 3,291 lb (1,496 kg)
  • Length: 55 ft 7 in (16.96 m)
  • Wingspan: 54 ft 7 in (16.64 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 2 in (5.54 m)
  • Empty weight: 14,400 lb (6,531 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 24,800 lb (11,249 kg)
  • Useful load: 885 lb (401 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 24,900lb (11,500 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TFE731-40R-200G turbofans, 4,250 lbs () each

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: Mach .875
  • Maximum speed: 472 kts
  • Cruise speed: 460 kts
  • Range: 2,700 / 2,950 mi (IFR/VFR) (5,465 / 6,034 km)
  • Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
  • Fuel capacity: 9,365 lb (4,247 kg)
  • Price: US$ 11,750,000
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