Gulfstream Aerospace flew the Gulfstream G700 ultra-long-range aircraft to Doha, Qatar, as part of a demonstration to honor Qatar Executive as the business jet’s launch customer. Qatar Executive has placed an order for 10, with first delivery scheduled for 2022. Credit: Qatar Executive
G700 Sets City-Pair Speed Records
A First Visit
The G700, registered as N706GD, is Serial Number 87006, Gulfstream’s #6 aircraft with a fully outfitted cabin. Gulfstream flew the aircraft to Doha, Qatar, for the demonstration with Qatar Executive, the aircraft’s first visit there. Credit: Qatar Executive
A Growing Fleet
The G700 aircraft will join Qatar Executive’s fleet of 12 business jets, which include seven Gulfstream G650ER, three Bombardier Global 5000, one Bombardier Global XRS and one Airbus 319CJ aircraft. Qatar expects to take delivery of eight additional G650ERs during the next 10 months. Credit: Qatar Executive
Growth During A Pandemic
Qatar Executive is growing, officials say. During the pandemic, its average monthly block hours grew 76%, compared to the previous year, while booking inquiries grew by more than 100%. Credit: Qatar Executive
Gulfstream introduced the G700, its largest business jet to date, at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas in 2019. The aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, can fly 7,500 nm at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm at Mach 0.90. The cabin features an extra-large galley with lounge or crew compartment, up to five living areas and a grand suite with en suite washroom. Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace
Promoting In-Flight Health
The interior of the G700 includes a lighting system that mimics circadian rhythms, 20 panoramic windows and 100% fresh air in the cabin. Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace
The G700 is designed for ultra-long-range flight with the ability fo fly nonstop from Doha to New York in about 12 hours, and from Doha to Seoul in just over eight hours. Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace
Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways, showcased Gulfstream Aerospace’s Gulfstream G700 ultra-long-range jet during a special demonstration in Doha, Qatar. The event was in advance of the company taking delivery of the first G700 in 2022. The demonstration by Gulfstream was to honor Qatar Executive as the aircraft's launch customer. Gulfstream introduced the G700 in 2019. It was the first international flight for the G700, which performed "exceptionally well," says Gulfstream president Mark Burns.
"We are excited to introduce the G700 in person to customers in the Middle East and Europe and we are proud that we can do so while also demonstrating our commitment to sustainability at the same time," Burns says. Not only did the aircraft prove its speed and distance capabilities, the fully outfitted cabin is also receiving rave reviews with its impressive cabin size, environment, quality and flexibility."
Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.
16 m averaging Mach 0.88 for the distance of 6,711 miles. I'm surprised that the article didn't include such technical information, especially for an Aviation Week Publication.