The Gulfstream G250 is a super mid-size business jet capable of traveling 3,400 nautical miles (6,300 km) at 0.80 Mach. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation introduced the G250 on October 5, 2005. Certification and first customer delivery are expected in 2011. Initial phase manufacturing for the G250 will be at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) near the Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel. Final phase manufacturing will take place at the Gulfstream Center of Excellence completion facility for mid-cabin aircraft in Dallas.
The G250 jet is powered by two Honeywell HTF7250G fuel-efficient engines providing 7,445 pounds of thrust each and enabling 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, where it can avoid air-traffic congestion and adverse weather. The aircraft highlights an all-new, advanced transonic Gulfstream wing, improved cabin comfort - with 17 percent to 35 percent more floor area than any other super mid-size business jet - and the PlaneView 250 cockpit from Rockwell Collins.
The G250 possess the longest range at fastest cruise speed in the super mid-size business jet category. A new high speed wing and Honeywell HTF7250G engines provide the platform for this superb performance.
The G250 cabin can provide seating for up to ten passengers in two seating areas. The large galley and in-flight access to baggage provides the best accommodations for passengers. The 100 percent fresh air, low cabin altitude, quiet cabin and large windows reduce fatigue and promote a comfortable cabin environment.
The G250 introduces the PlaneView250 cockpit; this advanced flight deck improves safety through reduced pilot workload and improved situational awareness. Safety during low visibility operations can be further improved with the optional HUD II heads-up guidance systems, Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS II) and Synthetic Vision (SV-PDF) system. The introduction of auto-braking is an industry-first in this market, to enhance safety, improve passenger comfort and reduce brake wear.
The Gulfstream G250 represents outstanding value in the super mid-size market. Combining improved fuel efficiency, an excellent warranty and enhancements to improve maintainability, the G250 will have low operating costs. Value is further enhanced through Gulfstream’s award winning worldwide product support network.