The arrival of Qatar Airways‘ fourth Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft makes the airline the world’s largest owner-operator of the fastest ultra-long-range business jet.
Qatar Executive, the airline’s exclusive private charter service, provides jet aircraft charter services around the world, now operating a fleet of 12 ultra-modern Gulfstream and Bombardier executive jets to passengers demanding privacy, comfort and style. A further four aircraft are expected to be welcomed into Qatar Executive’s exclusive fleet later year, when it takes delivery of another Gulfstream G650ER and three Gulfstream G500, with five more aircraft deliveries expected during 2019.
Qatar Airways was the global launch customer for the Gulfstream G500 executive jet in 2014 and the first operator in the Middle East of the Gulfstream G650ER. With its 7500-nautical mile range, industry-leading cabin technology and unparalleled passenger comfort, Qatar Executive’s G650ER can fly passengers in private luxury non-stop between Doha and Cape Town, Tokyo or New York.
As well as having an impressive flying range of up to 7500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, the G650ER also has a top speed of Mach 0.925. Inside, the G650ER cabin features a quiet and spacious interior with wide seats, generous aisles, panoramic windows, internet and phone access as well as the lowest cabin altitude in the industry.
Qatar Executive’s now 12-strong fleet of technically-advanced private jets includes four Gulfstream G650ERs, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS aircraft. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, airliner charter, maintenance and FBO services.
The partnership between Qatar Airways and Gulfstream has seen the airline establish an agreement for up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft; firm orders and options include the flagship G650ER, the G500 and the G600.