The World’s Largest Business Jet Just Set Two Transatlantic Speed Records

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Savannah, Ga., to Doha, Qatar, may not sound like much, until you consider it was the G700’s first nonstop, 13-hour flight at 675 mph. Image: Gulfstream
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Gulfstream G700: Announcing an air-speed record from Savannah, Georgia, to Doha, Qatar, might sound trivial or even a little absurd. Until you consider the context: This was the world’s largest business jet flying 6,711 nautical miles nonstop at Mach 0.88, or 675 mph, for 13 hours and 16 minutes, on its first international flight. Then it becomes a corporate milestone.

Gulfstream’s new G700 then set another city-pair record from Doha to Paris, flying 2,953 nautical miles at an average speed of Mach 0.90 (690.5 mph) for 6 hours and 15 minutes, before returning to headquarters in Savannah. Read more

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Qatar Airways Group is its launch customer and plans to take delivery of the first G700, which has a list price of $78 million, next year. Image: Gulfstream – Read more
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The first version of the $US75 million ($A102 million) jet features an interior designed to Qatar’s specifications. Image: Gulfstream – Read more
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According to the airline, it features the most spacious cabin in the industry, with “an extra-large galley with lounge or crew compartment, up to five living areas and a spacious, unparalleled grand suite with en suite washroom” Image: Gulfstream – Read more
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According to the airline, it features the most spacious cabin in the industry, with “an extra-large galley with lounge or crew compartment, up to five living areas and a spacious, unparalleled grand suite with en suite washroom”. Image: Gulfstream – Read more
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Qatar Airways group chief executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said Qatar Executive had seen exponential growth since the outbreak of COVID-19. Image: Gulfstream – Read more
Gulfstream G700 arrival in Doha Qatar

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