Qatar Executive (QE) welcomed the arrival of the world’s first Gulfstream G700 jet aircraft to the State of Qatar, part of a special demonstration by the manufacturer honouring QE as the launch customer.

Equipped with the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and an advanced high-speed wing design, the G700 is able to fly at record-breaking speed and range with outstanding environmental efficiency, promoting sustainable business aviation.

The G700 will be the latest addition to Qatar Executive’s state-of-the-art fleet of long-range and ultra-long-range aircraft. The executive charter service provider has ordered ten of the world’s largest business jets and will take delivery of the very first aircraft off the Gulfstream assembly line in Georgia, US in 2022. The aircraft has been tailor-made exclusively with superior-quality cabins to meet Qatar Executive’s exacting standards.

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar Al Baker said they take great pride in the expansion of Qatar Executive throughout the ongoing pandemic. He said that the arrival of the Gulfstream G700 in Doha emphasises their position as one of the leading business jet aircraft service provider in the Middle East and around the world.

As the global launch customer for this technologically advanced jet, we look forward to welcoming the G700 into Qatar Executive’s fleet in 2022 and continuing to set new standards in air travel for years to come.

He added that as a launch customer, they are also proud to reaffirm their commitment to addressing climate change.

Qatar Executive grew exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where the average monthly block hours reserved grew by 76% year-on-year and booking enquiries increased by more than 100%. The sharp growth came as a result of the new strategies implemented by Qatar Executive and the dynamic positioning of the services in the right marketplace, in addition to understanding their customer requirements and tailored flight hour packages.

Gulfstream President Mark Burns said they are grateful for Qatar Executive’s continued confidence in Gulfstream.

With their partnership, we are introducing the tremendous performance capabilities and cabin comfort of the G700 to their customers, and we look forward to their first G700 deliveries.

The new aircraft is designed for ultra-long-haul flights and can operate non-stop from Doha to New York, in about 12 hours and from Doha to Seoul in just over eight hours.

Gulfstream G700

Gulfstream introduced the G700 in 2019 as the industry’s new flagship aircraft. It boasts business aviation’s most spacious cabin and can fly farther, and faster than any other competitor in the business-jet industry. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, the G700 can fly 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometres at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. It features the Symmetry Flight Deck with active control sidesticks and the most extensive use of touchscreen technology in the industry.

The aircraft delivers the most spacious, innovative and flexible cabin in the industry, offering an extra-large galley with a lounge or crew compartment, up to five living areas and a spacious,  unparalleled grand suite with an en suite washroom. The jet also features an all-new, Gulfstream-developed revolutionary lighting system that mimics circadian rhythms. Along with 20 panoramic windows and the Gulfstream cabin environment of 100% fresh air, low cabin altitude and whisper-quiet sound levels, the G700 promotes in-flight health and well-being and reduces the physical impact of travelling halfway around the world non-stop.

Qatar Executive is the world’s largest owner-operator of the Gulfstream G650ER and currently operates seven of the aircraft type with eight more to be delivered within the next ten months, in addition to the planned deliveries of the G700 fleet. Qatar Executive also operates three Bombardier Global 5000s, one Bombardier Global XRS and one Airbus A319CJ.

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