Gulfstream celebrates 200th G200

 - July 7, 2008, 6:23 AM

The 200th Gulfstream G200 rolled out June 4 at Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) manufacturing plant at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. “This is a historic moment for Gulfstream and IAI,” said Gulfstream Aerospace president Joe Lombardo. “Manufacturing 200 aircraft of a single model is a significant accomplishment.” IAI manufactures the super-midsize G200 and midsize G150 for Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream, which acquired the aircraft lines when it bought Galaxy Aerospace in 2001. The G200, introduced in 1997 as the Galaxy, received certification in December 1998 and entered service in January 2000.