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Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Qatar Executive Becomes World’s First Commercial Operator of Gulfstream G500 Jet

Qatar Executive has become the world’s first commercial operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet.

The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group received two brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets last month, both of which have received Operations Specification approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “Our new G500 jet will offer a remarkable flying experience to many of our loyal passengers who are already keen on experiencing this ultra-modern jet. With two of these technologically-advanced aircraft in our fleet already, we are excited to be receiving an additional five G500s, to offer our passengers much more of an elite choice and flexibility.”

Interior of Qatar Executive's Gulfstream G500. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com. Click to enlarge.

The G500, powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 engines, has a range of 5,200 nm which means that it is capable of travelling non-stop from Istanbul to Cape Town; Los Angeles to London; and San Francisco to Tokyo, for example.

The cabin contains the most advanced technology including satellite communications, high-speed internet, the Oryx One entertainment system, wireless local area network and Gulfstream’s Cabin Management System, which allows passengers to use their own personal electronic devices to control audio, video, lighting, temperature, window shades and other cabin functions.

 In 2019, Qatar Executive is set to receive an additional five G500s, as well as one G650ER jet, for which it is the largest commercial operator worldwide.

The company currently operates a fleet of 15 private jets, including five Gulfstream G650ERs, two Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS.

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