15 Dec 2015

Qatar Executive acquires very first Gulfstream G650ER jet

Enhancing its already impressive fleet of high-end jets, Qatar Executive recently opened its arms to its very first Gulfstream G650ER.

The new aircraft represents the first of its order for up to 30 new market-leading business jets, including Gulfstream’s sparkling new G500 and G600, for which Qatar Executive is the global launch customer.

Representing the world’s largest and fastest civilian aircraft, the Gulfstream G650ER boasts industry-leading cabin technology and unparalleled cabin comfort. It  can travel 13,890km at Mach 0.85 and 11,853km at Mach 0.90 – 90 per cent of the speed of sound.

In light of this good news, an official event was held at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, the US, attended by HE Akbar Al Baker, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group and Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream.

Al Baker enthused: “Qatar Executive demands nothing less than the best for its discerning passengers and the G650ER, as the technologically most advanced business jet available in the market, enables us to offer a superior product to our valued customers.”

Meanwhile, Burns added: “We are honoured to welcome Qatar Executive back to Savannah and deliver their first Gulfstream aircraft. This delivery is the next step in our partnership with Qatar Executive as they bring the tremendous capabilities of the G650ER to their customers in the Middle East, and we look forward to the continued relationship as their Gulfstream fleet grows.”

Able to fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America or from destinations in Asia to Africa, the luxurious G650ER offers large, panoramic windows and guarantees low cabin noise levels.

Offering the elite a premium charter experience, the jet’s cabin is extremely comfortable and contains the most advanced technology. Productivity features include satellite communications, high-speed Internet and a wireless local area network. Adding to this, the stunning aircraft’s Cabin Management System enables passengers to control a wide range of cabin features such as the window shades, lighting, cooling and the many entertainment options.

Qatar Executive’s brand new G650ER has a two cabin configuration and can accommodate up to 13 passengers. Seats convert into fully-flat beds so that seven guests can easily sleep on board. The aft cabin features a comfortable three-seat divan made of the finest woollen fabrics by high-end label, Loro Piana.