Israel Aircraft Industries bought the 1121 Jet Commander design in 1968, producing it under the name Commodore Jet. The ten-passenger Westwind I was produced in 1972 with a stretched fuselage. In 1980, IAI announced a second go-around, the Westwind II, with redesigned wings and the addition of winglets. The Westwind II used advanced technology of the time, while maintaining the price/performance ratio of its predecessor. The Westwind II’s winglets are its most notable improvement. Positioned atop the tiptanks (while most aircraft substitute one for the other), the usual winglet design was proven to be more effective and improved the lift-to-drag ratio. Another improvement the Westwind II has over its predecessor is what IAI refers to as its Sigma wing, a recontoured wing that holds 1.5 more fuel. The cabin is relatively small but features a divan, common in larger, executive-class business jets. The Westwind II is capable of accommodating seven passengers in a four seat club and a three-seat, side-facing divan. Across from the divan is a galley/refreshment center. A full-width lavatory is also a cabin feature. The cabin measures 4.9 feet high, 4.8 feet wide and 15.9 feet long.

Technical Specifications

Seats6-7 seats
Height4 ft 9 in
Width4 ft 8 in
Length15 ft 9 in
Range2,400 nm
ManufacturerIsrael Aircraft Industries
Speed469 knots
Max Altitude45,000 ft.
Baggage40 cu ft

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