Qatar Executive Becomes First Gulfstream G700 Commercial Operator

Seven of the new long-range business jets will join the charter company’s fleet this year.

Following a delay of more than a year, Qatar Executive has started taking delivery of the Gulfstream G700 and aims to introduce seven of the recently FAA- and EASA-certified twinjets into its fleet this year. The first two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700-powered business jets arrived in Doha earlier this month, with a third recently anding in the Qatari capital, and a fourth now completing its acceptance process.

The private charter subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group became the international launch customer for the G700 in October 2019, with an order for 10 of the new ultra-long-range business jets.

Qatar Executive will begin G700 commercial service in June, Qatar Airways Group CEO Badr Mohammed Al-Meer said in Doha during a May 22 unveiling event of the company’s first two G700s—MSN 87009 (with the tail number A7-CHA) and MSN 87012  (A7-CHB).  

“We are proud to enhance our existing fleet of 15 Gulfstream G650ER aircraft to include the pinnacle of business aviation excellence and look forward to seeing our guests on board soon to experience this technologically advanced aircraft,” he said, revealing that the airline may be interested in adding even more G700s to its fleet because demand for Qatar Executive services is strong and growing.

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The fly-by-wire G700s are an addition to Qatar Executives’s fleet, which comprises 15 Gulfstream G650ERs, two Bombardier Global 5000s, and a pair of Airbus ACJ319s. “The G650s are still new aircraft and we will continue flying them for the next two to three years,” Al-Meer said. “Maybe at a later stage, we will consider upgrading the G650 to either G800 or maybe another order of G700.”