Qatar Amiri Flight

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Not known
English Title:
Qatar Amiri Flight
Abbreviation:
QAF
First Established:
1975
ICAO Code:
?
Country:
Qatar
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

The Qatar Amiri Flight was first established circa 1975 to provide VIP Transport for the Royal Family. The Flight has expanded considerably since its formation and now provides charter flights for many Qatari VIPs.

Key Dates

1975?    Qatar Amiri Flight first established.

Current Status

The aircraft of the Qatar Amiri Flight are maintained and flown by personnel from Qatar Airways.

Future Plans

No information.

Markings

National Insignia

Most Qatar Amiri Flight aircraft now fly in full Qatar Airways markings. No national markings are carried, except for a small national flag on the rear fuselage. No Amiri Flight titles are displayed. Until the 1990s, the aircraft flew in a redish-brown and white colour scheme with the ‘State of Qatar’ seal on the fin.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

All Qatar Amiri Flight aircraft carry civilian registrations in the A7-xxx series.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Airbus A310-300 2 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A319-133X 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A320-232 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A330-203 2 2 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A340-211/313X 1/1 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A340-541 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Boeing 737-8KB 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Bombardier BD700 Global Express 2 2 0 VIP Transport
Canadair Challenger 300 1 1 0 VIP Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Airbus A310-300 2 1997 current France
Airbus A319-133X 1 2001 current France
Airbus A320-232 1 1999 current France
Airbus A330-203 2 2002 current France
Airbus A340-211/313X 1/1 1993 current France
Airbus A340-541 1 2006 current France
BAC VC10 1 1975 1981 BOAC
Boeing 707 2 1978 1999 USA
Boeing 727 1 1979 1997 USA
Boeing 737-8KB 1 2008 current USA
Boeing 747SP-21 2 1996 2007 USA
Bombardier BD700 Global Express 2 2003 current Canada
Canadair Challenger 300 1 2005 current Canada
Dassault Falcon 900 2 1991 2000 France
Hawker 800XP 1 2003 2004 USA

Aircraft NOT Used

Some reports confuse the Airbus A300 with the A310 that was actually used.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Not known.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft were based at Doha International Airport.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are based at Doha International Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

See above.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

To be added

Websites

wikipedia: Qatar Amiri Flight

flickr: Qatar Amiri Flight

airliners.net

airliners.net

planepictures.net

planespotters.net

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