IAI Astra Business Jet

IAI Astra Business jet

IAI Astra is an Israel Aircraft Industries-manufactured twin-engine business jet. The Astra evolved from the IAI Westwind. The Astra wing design was modified and with a completely new fuselage created the Galaxy.

IAI Astra
IAI Astra (jameslist.com)

Role : Business jet
Manufacturer : Israel Aircraft Industries
First flight : 19 March 1984
Introduced : 1986
Developed from : IAI Westwind
Variants : Gulfstream G100

The first Astra production  flew on March 20, 1985, FAA certification came on August 29, 1985 and customer deliveries started in 1986. The original 1125 Astra was replaced in by the Astra SP, announced in 1989 of which 37 were built. The third variant, Astra SPX, flew in August 1994.

IAI Astra Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: typical seating for 6 passengers, with maximum seating for 9
  • Payload: lb (kg)
  • Length: 55 ft 7 in (16.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 52 ft 8 in (16.05 m)
  • Height: 18 ft 2 in (5.53 m)
  • Wing area: 316.6 ft2 (29.4 m2)
  • Empty weight: 12,670 lb (5,747 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 23,500 lb / 24,650 lb Increased Weight Modification (10,660 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 √ó Garrett TFE731 turbofans, 4,250 lbs of thrust per engine (16.2 kN) each

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 353/363 (M0.875 (SPX/G100)/ M0.855)
  • Maximum speed: 353 KIAS (Increased Weight Modification)/ 363 KIAS. (km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 465 KTAS (862 km/h)
  • Range: 2,700 NM (5,760 km)
  • Service ceiling: 45,000 feet. (m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,500 ft/min

IAI Astra Photos

IAI Astra
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IAI Astra
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IAI Astra
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IAI Astra
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