Qatar Airways has completed an order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 9, in the presence of Amir of the State of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and US President, Donald Trump.
Valued at over $1 billion, the order will see 14 Gulfstream G650ER and four Gulfstream G500 join Qatar Executive’s growing fleet, which currently consists of six G650ER and four G500 aircraft.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker stated: “Qatar Airways is very pleased to confirm this landmark deal with Gulfstream. Our corporate jet division, Qatar Executive, goes from strength to strength and this commitment to new orders will allow us to offer our bespoke luxury service to even more passengers.”
Qatar Executive has been a Gulfstream customer since October 2014, when the charter service was announced as the international launch customer for the all-new G500, as part of a large fleet agreement that included the G650ER. Qatar Executive has since progressively increased its Gulfstream orders and this latest one further builds on the airline’s efforts to expand the Gulfstream cabin experience around the world.
To date, Gulfstream has delivered six G650ER and four G500 aircraft to Qatar Executive, including the first two international deliveries of the G500 in December 2018.
Qatar Executive currently operates a fleet of 18 state-of-the-art private jets, including six Gulfstream G650ERs, four Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS.