Gulfstream G700 lauded by Qatar Airways at Paris Air Show
The Gulfstream G700 on display at this week’s Paris Air Show has been lauded as “the pinnacle of business jet travel” by Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways.
Making its debut at the 54th Paris Air Show, the G700’s flight from Savannah, Georgia to Paris established a new city pair record of Mach 0.90 in a time of seven and hours 19 minutes. The first G700 of 10 ordered G700s will be delivered later this year. The aircraft will join the fleet of Qatar Airways’ private jet charter division Qatar Executive.
“The G700 represents the pinnacle of business jet travel and will provide Qatar Executive customers with an unsurpassed experience,” said Al Baker. “The technological advances, innovation, flight instruments, cabin configurability and environmental performance make the G700 a genuine game changer and we look forward to introducing the first G700 into Qatar Executive’s fleet in 2023.” Qatar Executive became the international launch customer for the G700 in October 2019.
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Aerospace added: “Gulfstream has a long-standing partnership with Qatar Executive and we are honored to have them 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.”
Powered by two Pearl 700 engines developed by Rolls-Royce, the G700 and has a range of 7,500nm (13,890km) at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm (11,853km) at Mach 0.90.
The G700s will join Qatar Executive’s fleet pf 19 business jets. Earlier this year it revealed the acquisition of three more Gulfstream G650ER, with the aircraft type making up 15 of the wholly-owned fleet. Its other aircraft include: two Bombardier Global 5000s, two Airbus ACJs, including air ambulance VIP configuration with two medical stations. The aircraft operate from a dedicated FBO service in Doha, Qatar.