Gulfstream Gets EASA's G200 Type Certificate...

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Gulfstream Aerospace last week announced receiving a type certificate for its G200 business jet from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling the aircraft to be registered in all European Union member countries. Since it acquired the G200, née Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Galaxy, in May 2001, the G200 has undergone significant modifications, including a newly designed interior and an overall weight reduction of more than 450 pounds. Despite being a part of the General Dynamics corporate umbrella, Gulfstream's G200 aircraft are manufactured at IAI in Tel Aviv, Israel, and then flown to Gulfstream’s final phase manufacturing facility in Dallas. The G200 offers seating configurations accommodating up to 10 passengers and can reach speeds up to Mach .85, altitudes up to 45,000 feet and a range of 3,400 nautical miles. The G200 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW 306A engines and, earlier this year, Gulfstream began offering Safe Flight Instrument Corporation’s Enhanced Autopower® Automatic Throttle System (ATS) as a retrofit on in-service G200s and as optional equipment on new G200s.