Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has announced Qatar Airways as the launch customer of its new flagship Gulfstream G700 aircraft for the airline’s charter service, Qatar Executive.
The national carrier of the state of Qatar has ordered ten models of this aircraft type for Qatar Executive. The airline also recently announced orders of all-new Gulfstream G500TM and high-performing G650ERTM aircraft. Currently, there are 11 Gulfstream aircraft operated under Qatar Executive, including six G650ERs and five G500s.
The new G700 long-range jet will seat up to 19 passengers, and is powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, and can fly 13,890km. Gulfstream Aerospace president Mark Burns said that the aircraft is supposed to be the ‘tallest, widest and longest cabin in our industry.’
The cabin boasts a 10-foot galley, five living areas, a passenger lounge or crew area, a six-seater dining or conference room, and a master suite with shower. The aircraft enhances its customer experience with a range of cabin amenities. The G700 features Symmetry Flight Deck that comes standard with Gulfstream’s Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision on dual head-up displays.
Burns says, “Qatar Executive demonstrated their confidence in Gulfstream when they committed as the international launch customer for the G500, which is in service with them now alongside the G650ER. We are grateful they have chosen to continue growing their Gulfstream fleet with our new flagship G700 and look forward to their customers traveling in the utmost comfort on the largest business jet in the industry.”
Adding to this, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO of Qatar Airways says, “We are excited to be the launch customer of the G700, the largest business jet in the industry, and are looking forward to the aircraft joining our fleet. Qatar Executive’s customers have extremely high standards, and this aircraft will help us meet their requirements by delivering unrivalled performance that complements our excellence in customer service.”
The Gulfstream aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2022.