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.”
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