Gulfstream puts G200 on diet

Aviation International News » June 2002
October 3, 2007, 8:56 AM

Since parent company General Dynamics acquired Galaxy Aerospace last year, Gulfstream has been on a program to improve the performance of the Gulfstream 200 (nee Galaxy) to meet a request by NetJets that it be able to fly London to New York in 85-percent winds with four passengers at Mach 0.75. A combination of changes to cut weight, aerodynamic modifications and drag cleanup is being used to achieve the range performance on which the fractional-ownership provider conditioned its $2 billion order for 50 G200s, with options for 50 more. Gulfstream Aerospace said that G200 S/N 52 has shed 353 lb on the way to at least a 650-lb weight saving, which the company expects to reach with the next four airplanes.

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