Gulfstream G250 rolled-out at IAI
Gulfstream Aerospace and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today rolled out the all-new, super mid-size Gulfstream G250 at Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel. First flight is scheduled for later this year.
The audience celebrating the aircraft’s debut included customers, certifying authorities, supplier representatives and members of the Gulfstream G250 development team, many of whom worked in Tel Aviv with IAI to oversee the building of the all-new Gulfstream G250 aircraft.
According to Gulfstream, the G250 offers the largest cabin and the longest range at the fastest speed in its class. It is capable of traveling 3,400 nautical miles at 0.80 Mach and has a maximum operating speed of 0.85 Mach. With an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet, the G250 can climb to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
Gulfstream announced the G250 on Oct. 5, 2008, at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Fla. The aircraft is expected to be certified in 2011. Entry-into-service of the G250 is also planned for 2011.