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Qatar Executive Appointed Newest Bombardier Authorised Service Facility In The Middle East

Qatar Executive Appointed Newest Bombardier Authorised Service Facility In The Middle East

This new agreement, signed by Bombardier and Qatar Airways at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, enables the corporate jet operator to perform Line and Aircraft On Ground (AOG) maintenance – and to conduct warranty repairs on aircraft for Bombardier jet owners, effective 1 April 2012.


With this move, Qatar Executive has established itself as the newest Authorised Service Facility in the region, supporting Bombardier Challenger and Global aircraft. The company’s operation is based at Doha International Airport, where it has a state-of-the-art, fully equipped 6,400 square metre maintenance hangar.


Qatar Executive operates a fleet of six wholly owned Bombardier jets, set to progressively expand to meet the growing demand for premium business jet services in the Middle East and globally.  With an average age of only one year, Qatar Executive operates the youngest fleet of corporate jets in the Gulf.


The agreement was signed at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, where Qatar Executive showcased the newest of its three Challenger 605 business jets.


Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker commented: "We are proud that Bombardier has selected Qatar Executive as an Approved Service Facility for Qatar, the Middle East and neighbouring regions and we look forward to offering exceptional maintenance service and professional expertise to regional Bombardier jet owners and visiting private jet operators.


“With Bombardier and Qatar Executive sharing the same values on high quality standards, customer care, reliability and delivery punctuality, we are confident this partnership will be a success that further cements Qatar’s position as a major aviation and maintenance hub,” added Al Baker.


“Qatar Executive has built its business by flying and maintaining Bombardier business jets and they know our aircraft intimately,” said Éric Martel, President, Bombardier Customer Services & Specialised and Amphibious Aircraft.


“Maintenance and repair services are central to a positive ownership experience, and we are extremely pleased to extend our relationship with Qatar Executive to support the growing base of Bombardier customers in the Middle East region”.


Established in 2009, Qatar Executive has quickly emerged as one of the region’s premier charter and maintenance service providers, with both Challenger and Global aircraft forming the backbone of its premium fleet. Qatar Executive’s fleet also encompasses a Global XRS, one of the most luxurious business jets in the skies today.


Like Qatar Executive's pilots, its aircraft maintenance team is highly trained to support the 24-hour – 7-day operation and to service airframes, avionics and engines using the most up-to-date technology. Keeping up appearances is very important, so Qatar Executive offers a wide range of services, including interior deep-cleaning, exterior washing and bright work polishing during maintenance or even during a brief overnight stay in its modern, new hangar in Doha.


Qatar Executive Technical Operations employs 20 full time Engineers and Technicians with plans to increase its workforce by 20 per cent to further expand its capabilities this year. Significant investments have also been made in specialised tooling and spare parts, exceeding Bombardier's requirements for an Approved Service Facility.


Qatar Executive’s Maintenance Service Centre provides scheduled inspections and repair services and can be reached via its 24-hour customer support number at +974-5530-7756 or email at technical@qatarexec.com.qa.


In the two years since its inception, Qatar Executive has built a solid foundation for its future development, rapidly becoming a lucrative business backed by the global expertise and track record of its award-winning parent carrier, Qatar Airways.


Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 105 aircraft from its Doha hub to 112 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.


About Qatar Executive
Qatar Airways first announced at the Paris Air Show in 2009 the formation of a corporate jet subsidiary – Qatar Executive – as part of the airline’s ongoing robust global growth strategy, and continued commitment to the Middle East and global
business travel community. Headquartered at Doha International Airport, luxury jet services are available for charter to Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.


About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways has orders worth over US$ 50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. The rapid expansion of Qatar Airways prompted the State of Qatar to embark on one of its biggest projects – the construction of a brand new international airport in Doha, which is scheduled to open in 2012.



Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 – 44302072, Fax: +974 – 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com

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