Gulfstream has delivered a G650ER to Qatar Airways, the first of up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft Qatar Airways has agreed to purchase. The sale, a combination of firm orders and options, includes the flagship G650ER as well as the G500 and G600, Gulfstream’s new clean-sheet aircraft.
“It was a pleasure working with Qatar Airways on this project, because we share their drive to provide unmatched safety, speed, quality, performance and cabin comfort to customers,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The G650ER stands at the head of the class in all of these categories. Their customers will be able to fly anywhere in the world at nearly the speed of sound, and they will be able to do so in a healthy, restful and serene environment.”
“It is an honor to be the first Gulfstream G650ER air charter operator in the Middle East,” said Qatar Airways Group’s chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker. Qatar Executive was established in 2009. It provides air charter services for individuals, families, businesses, corporations and governments.
The G650ER can travel 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nautical miles at Mach 0.90. Gulfstream announced the G650ER in May 2014, and the aircraft received type certification from the FAA five months later. The G650ER cabin shares the same features and amenities as the G650. Highlights include 16 panoramic windows; the ability to control the cabin entertainment, temperature and lighting with a smart device; and internet, phone and onboard printing capabilities.
December 17, 2015