Middle Eastern VIP operator Qatar Executive has added a second Gulfstream G650ER to its fleet. The handover comes three months after the first ultra-long-range type joined the company’s line-up of high-end business aircraft from the Airbus and Bombardier stables.
The lead pair are part of a 2014 order from the Qatar Airways subsidiary for up to 30 Gulfstream business jets, including six G650ERs and 24 clean-sheet G500 and G600s, for which it is the launch customer.
The flagship G650ER was selected, Qatar Executive says, for its market-leading 7,500nm (13,890km) range, which allows passengers “to fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America or from destinations in Asia to Africa”.
Qatar’s G650ERs have a two-cabin configuration, with capacity for up to 13 passengers.
The Doha-headquartered company's 11-strong fleet also consists of three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s, an XRS and a 40-seat, premium-class Airbus A319.
Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer database records an inventory of 160 G650/ERs worldwide.
Source: Flight International