Marking a significant milestone, Qatar Executive is now officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet.
Qatar Airways’ private jet division acquired two brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets last month, both of which received Operations Specification approval from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, entitling them to commercially operate.
Enthusing on the development was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “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 jets are some of the fastest and most advanced aircraft in Qatar Executive’s fleet. They offer the quietest cabins and have the best cabin altitude pressure, making all journeys extremely comfortable.
The jets are powered by next generation Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 engines, optimised for high-altitude and fast and long-range jets. They can travel non-stop from Istanbul to Cape Town; Los Angeles to London; and San Francisco to Tokyo.
Cabins comprise of state-of-the-art technology, such as satellite communications, high-speed Internet, the Oryx One entertainment system, a wireless local area network and Gulfstream’s Cabin Management System, which allows passengers to use their personal devices to control audio, video, lighting, temperature, window shades and other cabin functions.
Qatar Executive’s fleet 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 acquire another five G500s and one G650ER jet.