Qatar Airways Group’s private jet charter division, Qatar Executive, has welcomed two Gulfstream G500 executive jets into its fleet, which will be deployed in early 2019.
The G500 jet is the most technologically advanced aircraft in Qatar Executive’s fleet and offers one of the quietest cabins. The aircraft additionally has the best cabin altitude pressure, allowing for unparalleled passenger comfort.
Commenting on the development was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar al Baker: “Welcoming the ultra-modern Gulfstream G500 executive jet into our fleet is a commitment to our Qatar Executive clients’ expectations. The truly advanced jet enables us to offer an unparalleled flying experience to our global clientele, who I am sure will be thrilled when flying on board this all-new aircraft.
“We are proud of the strong relationship we have with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and we look forward to receiving further jets from them in the future,” Al Baker added.
Meanwhile, president, Gulfstream, Mark Burns declared: “Gulfstream is proud to make the first international delivery of the Gulfstream G500 to Qatar Executive. We look forward to continuing to help them build their Gulfstream fleet, which already includes our high-performing, class-leading flagship, the G650ER.”
The G500 is powered by next generation Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 engines, optimised for high-altitude, fast and long-range jets. The jet’s remarkable range makes it capable of travelling non-stop from Istanbul to Cape Town; Los Angeles to London; and San Francisco to Tokyo.
Passengers can look forward to the most advanced onboard technology such as 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 electronic devices to control audio, video, lighting, temperature, window shades and other cabin functions.
Qatar Executive’s fleet now comprises 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. This year it will be adding a further five G500s and one G650ER to its fleet.