Astra SP Overview
The Astra SP is a redesign of Israel Aircraft Industries’ (IAI) midsize, transcontinental Astra. The SP cabin has comfortable club seating for six passengers (nine maximum) and contains a forward galley area and a full-width rear lavatory.
Astra SP Interior
The Astra SP cabin is quite roomy, with some configurations seating up to 9 passengers. The ideal passenger load on the Astra is 6-7, which would ensure maximum leg room.
Astra SP Performance
The Astra SP’s cabin is roomy due to the rectangular shape of the fuselage. It also employs a low swept wing, twin AlliedSignal TFE 731-3C-200G turbofans, and a swept tailfin with low-mounted horizontal stabilizer. These upgraded aerodynamic features increased the Astra SP’s range and its hot and high climb limit of those of the original Astra. The SP also has an enhanced EFIS avionics suite.