The State of Qatar is located on a small peninsula projecting from the Arabian peninsula into the Arabian Gulf, (also known as the Persian Gulf). The country has land borders with Saudi Arabia to the south west and the UAE to the south east. To the west is a disputed sea border with Bahrain. Most of the country is flat, semi arid desert, lying about 200 m (1640 ft) above sea level. Plentiful oil and natural gas reserves make it one of the richest states in the region.
The capital city is Doha, a major port situated in the east of Qatar. The country covers an area of about 4247 square miles (11,000 square kilometers). With a population of 600,000 (1999 figures), almost 90% live in Doha and its suburbs. Some 80% of the people are migrant workers, and the population comprises 40% Arab, 18% Pakistani, 18% Indian, 10% Iranian and 14% other minorities. Nearly all Qataris are Sunni Muslims.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Qatar.
Civil Aircraft Registrations:
In 1973, the registration prefix A7-xxx was adopted, eg: A7-ABK. Prior to this date, it appears that aircraft used the registration sequence G-Axxx.
Military Air Arms
Air Force (Qatar Emiri Air Force)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation (Qatar Amiri Flight)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation (Lifeflight)
Police Aviation (Qatar Police Air Wing) [1974-1983]
To be added
None at present
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added
None at present
Qatar Aviation Bibliography – to be added