Qatar Executive recently created some buzz when they announced that they are officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet, which embarked on its inaugural flight earlier this year.
The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group received two brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets, both of which received Operations Specification approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, entitling them to commercially operate.
“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,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “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.”
About the Gulfstream G500
The G500 jets are one of the fastest and most advanced aircraft types in the Qatar Executive fleet. The state-of-the-art jet sets a new industry benchmark by offering one of the quietest cabins, as well as having the best cabin altitude pressure, allowing for unparalleled passenger comfort.
The G500 is powered by the next generation Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 engines; optimized for high-altitude, fast and long-range jets. In addition to being one of the most efficient jets in the industry, the aircraft’s remarkable range makes it capable of traveling non-stop from Istanbul to Cape Town; Los Angeles to London; and San Francisco to Tokyo.
The cabin contains the most advanced technology that includes satellite communications, high-speed internet, the Oryx One entertainment system, wireless local area network and Gulfstream’s Cabin Management System… allowing passengers to use their own personal electronic devices to control audio, video, lighting, temperature, window shades and other cabin functions.
About Qatar Executive
Qatar Executive currently operates a fleet of 15 state-of-the-art private jets, including five Gulfstream G650ERs, two Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS. 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 expanding fleet allows the private jet charter division to serve all crucial markets efficiently and in a way that VVIP customers can enjoy an unparalleled level of service and product from any global destination. Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.