The Gulfstream 100 was designed fly long distances at high speeds. It can easily complete nonstop trips from Seattle to New York or from Singapore to Tokyo and has a maximum cruise speed of .84 Mach. It lives up to the standards of reliability and high performance in private jets that Galaxy Aerospace Corp and its owner, Israel Aircraft Industries, have come to be known for.
The seven-passenger cabin of the Gulfstream 100 is 17.1 feet long, 5.6 feet high, and 4.8 feet wide. Total cabin volume is 375 cubic feet. All of the usual amenities are available: power outlets, a galley, and an enclosed lavatory. There is 42 cubic feet of baggage space (up to 370 pounds) in an external compartment, or 55 cubic feet if the jet is not fitted with an extension fuel tank.
Two Honeywell TFE731-40R-200F turbofan engines provide the power for the G100, each flat rated to 4,250 pounds of thrust. At sea level and under standard conditions, the Gulfstream 100 can take off in 5,395 feet. At 5,000 feet, the required runway distance increases to 8,700 feet. Noise levels on takeoff are 79.1 EPNdB.
The Gulfstream 100 can climb directly to 37,000 feet in 16 minutes. It can reach its highest speeds of 470 knots, or about .84 Mach, at an altitude of 41,000 feet. For comparison, the Boeing 777 typically cruises at only 35,000 feet. It is advantageous to fly so high for two reasons: first, 41,000 feet is above most inclement weather, and second, there is almost no air traffic at such a high altitude. For long-range flights, the G100’s speed is typically 430 knots at an altitude of 43,000 feet. The maximum rated flight ceiling for the Gulfstream 100 is 45,000 feet. The cabin is rated to 8.8 psi, meaning it can maintain a sea level cabin at 23,000 feet.
Fast cruise speeds and high cruising altitudes would be of little use if it weren’t for the Gulfstream 100’s 3,390 mile (2,950 nautical mile) range. The average range for mid-sized private jets is only 2,520 miles (2,189 nautical miles). This enables the G100 to easily complete transcontinental trips (New York to LA) or the occasional transoceanic trip (Boston to London).
Standard avionics are based on the Collins Pro Line 4 suite, with four 7.25 inch-square displays. A dual Global GNS-XES flight management system is included, as is all other necessary communication and navigation equipment.
Despite the fact that the Gulfstream 100’s cabin size classifies it as a mid-sized private jet, it performs like a large-cabin private jet. With a range of nearly 3,000 nautical miles and fast cruise speeds, it proves itself to be a worthy addition to the Gulfstream Corp Aerospace fleet.