Qatar Airways has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding with Gulfstream Aerospace for the purchase of up to
The Memorandum of Understanding establishes the
initial agreement for Qatar Airways to order up to 20 Gulfstream
aircraft, including firm orders and options for the all-new,
wide-cabin G500 and the flagship
The MOU marks the beginning of a new
relationship between Qatar Airways and Gulfstream.
Headquartered at Hamad International Airport in
Doha, Qatar Executive’s jet services are available for worldwide
charter onboard the operator’s wholly-owned fleet. Qatar
Executive's service portfolio includes aircraft management,
airliner charter, maintenance and FBO services.
Akbar Al Baker,
Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said, “Qatar Executive has
been on an accelerated growth path since its inception ... In
order to keep pace with the future strategic growth plans of our
private jet division, the fleet is being expanded with aircraft
that meet the needs of our guests, providing a wide range of
options. The announcement of the Memorandum of Understanding for
G650ERs and G500s signals a next step for Qatar Executive's
relatively young and buoyant history.”
The G500 can fly
5,000 nautical miles/9,260 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 3,800
nm/7,038 km at Mach 0.90. The aircraft will link Doha, Qatar,
nonstop with London, Geneva and Paris at Mach 0.90 and is expected
to enter service in 2018.
Gulfstream projects it will
receive type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency in 2017.
The G650ER, an ultra-long-range aircraft, can travel 7,500
nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. The G650ER can fly nonstop from Doha to New York at Mach 0.90 and
nonstop from Doha to Los Angeles at Mach 0.85. Announced in May
G650ER recently received FAA certification.
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