Qatar Airways Group chief executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker has unveiled the new Gulfstream G700 that will join the group’s Qatar Executive charter division later this year. Qatar Executive became the international launch customer for the G700 in October 2019, and will introduce 10 of the jets into its fleet over the coming years.
The G700’s flight from Gulfstream’s facility in Savannah, Georgia, to Paris established a new city pair record of Mach 0.90 with a time of seven hours and 19 minutes. It can operate non-stop from Doha to New York in 13 and a half hours, and from Doha to Seoul in less than eight hours. During its flight test programme, it had set a speed record of Mach 0.89 between Savannah and Tokyo on sustainable aviation fuel.
The aircraft is powered by two R-R Pearl 700 engines. It has a large galley, crew compartment and up to five living or office areas with an advanced lighting system, low pressure altitude, large windows and low cabin noise levels.
HE Mr Akbar Al Baker says: “The G700 represents the pinnacle of business jet travel and will provide Qatar Executive customers with an unsurpassed experience. The technological advances, innovation, flight instruments, cabin configurability and environmental performance make it a genuine game changer and we look forward to introducing the first G700 into Qatar Executive’s fleet in 2023.”
Gulfstream president Mark Burns adds: “Gulfstream has a long-standing partnership with Qatar Executive, and we are honoured to have it as our international partner for the launch of the G700. This aircraft has the most spacious, innovative and flexible cabin in the industry and we look forward to its certification and entrance into Qatar Executive’s impressive fleet.”