Savannah, Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace delivered its 150th G200 super-midsize business jet last month. Since Gulfstream absorbed the former Galaxy Aerospace product line in 2001, the company has made significant improvements to the G200, including a 600-pound weight reduction, as well as the option of an automatic throttle system. In 2004, the aircraft received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The G200–one of Gulfstream’s current stable of six business jets–has a range of 3,400 nm and a maximum speed of Mach 0.85. The G200 fleet has accumulated more than 200,000 flight hours and has a 99.75-percent dispatch reliability according to company officials.