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Qatar Executive fleet is replenished with a new business jet Gulfstream G500

Dal Kikin
January 28, 2019

Qatar Executive, the charter division of Qatar Airways Group, received two new Gulfstream G500 aircraft. One aircraft of this type costs $ 45.5 million.

Launched at the beginning of this year, the G500 is the most technologically advanced aircraft in Qatar’s business fleet. During 2019, the operator will receive another G500 and one G650ER.

G500 set more than twenty-speed records between pairs of cities, and a fleet of five test instances spent more than five thousand hours in the air. At a speed of 0.90 max, the G500 has a flight range of 8149 thousand. km With an average speed of 0.85 Mach, the aircraft can fly 9,630,000 km, i.e. 370 km more than originally thought. The aircraft, except for the two pilots, takes on board up to nineteen passengers.

Model G500 received a certificate from the US Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) July 20, 2018. The aircraft entered service not only with better performance than expected. Business chairs and salon also received great recognition. Gulfstream's domestic and industrial design teams won the Yacht & Aviation International Award in 2018 for the design work of both the G500 and the larger G600.

“The introduction of the state-of-the-art Gulfstream G500 aircraft to our fleet is an obligation to meet the expectations of our customers in Qatar. A truly advanced aircraft allows us to offer the unsurpassed experience of our global clientele, which I am sure will be glad to fly aboard this completely new aircraft, ”said Akbar Al Baker, executive director of Qatar Airways Group.

The cabin of the car includes the most advanced technologies, including satellite communications, high-speed Internet, the Oryx One entertainment system, the wireless LAN and the Gulfstream cabin management system, which allows passengers to use personal electronic devices to control sound, video, lighting, temperature and curtains windows.

The new aircraft was first introduced by the Qatar business unit on the opening day of the international air show in Farnborough, early last year. Qatar Executive currently operates 15 business jets, including five Gulfstream G650ER, two Gulfstream G500, three Bombardier Challenger 605, four Global 5000 and one Global XRS.