This year ends the 14-year production run of Gulfstream’s mid-size business jet, the G200. The mid-sized cabin jet will be replaced by the large-cabin G280 in 2012. Savannah Now has the complete story. Below is an excerpt:
The G200 set the standard for the new super mid-size category and quickly established an important market niche. It
became a mainstay aircraft for NetJets and many corporate operators. It also opened new markets for Gulfstream in China, Brazil and other emerging economies.
“The G200 took the basic cabin dimensions of a large-cabin aircraft and made them available to a broader market by offering a shortened, eight- to 10-place, two-seating-area layout with solid transcontinental U.S. range,” said Stan Dixon, vice president of mid-cabin programs for Gulfstream.
“It led the category for its time, as will the G280 going into the future.”
The G280 offers the largest cabin and the longest range at the fastest speed in its class. The business jet is capable of traveling 3,600 nautical miles at Mach 0.80 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.85.
Two hundred fifty of the G200s were manufactured. The planes have had a dispatch reliability rate of over 99 percent.
Gulfstream Aerospace is headquartered in Savannah and has eight other US locations, including Brunswick, Georgia, along with locations in London, England, and Mexicali, Mexico.
H/T to Baker at That’s Just Peachy.