DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of award-winning Qatar Airways, will be exhibiting at Europe’s leading business aviation show EBACE (Stand #J059, Hall 5), taking place from 24 to 26 May in Geneva, Switzerland.
Doha-based Qatar Executive will use the annual event, which attracts over 13,000 industry professionals, to promote its growing business aviation service portfolio ranging from its core competency of air charter, to aircraft management, airliner charter, maintenance and Fixed-Based Operation services.
A strong focus will be placed on promoting its brand new Gulfstream G650ER, for which deliveries started at the end of last year. In December 2015, Qatar Executive inducted the first G650ER – widely known as the world’s fastest ultra-long range business jet and technologically most advanced aircraft in its category – into its dynamic fleet. In March 2016, Qatar Airways’ private jet arm received the second Gulfstream G650ER, further paving the way for Qatar Executive to become the largest Gulfstream operator in the Middle East.
Qatar Executive made headlines at last year’s show with a ground-breaking order for up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft, including the manufacturer’s all-new G500 and G600, for which Qatar Executive is the global launch customer.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker commented on the upcoming participation at the premier event: “We look forward to promoting our latest products at EBACE, in particular our new Gulfstream G650ER, and we are proud to be able to offer our valued customers the very latest and best aircraft in the industry.
“Qatar Executive’s new G650ER features not only the most comfortable, productive and restful cabin in the business aviation industry, our customers are also guaranteed to receive the finest charter experience available in the market.”
The Gulfstream G650ER aircraft have proven to be highly popular among travel-savvy high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients alike, due to the aircraft’s phenomenal capabilities in terms of range, passenger comfort and performance.
Qatar Executive’s G650ER aircraft features a two-cabin configuration, which seats up to 13 passengers. Seats convert into fully-flat beds, so that seven guests can easily sleep on board.
The state-of-the-art business jet can easily fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America or from destinations in Asia to Africa – further, faster than any other jet of its kind – and is perfectly suited for those whose travel needs include flights halfway around the globe.
The G650ER’s cabin interior features a classic-contemporary style, combining understated luxury and timeless elegance through a natural colour palette ranging from earthy tones of the walnut brown wooden veneers to the china-white leather seating and finest woollen Loro Piana fabrics with soft brown fishbone patterns.
Every detail has been taken care of, down to the fine bone china tableware by the German manufacturer Dibbern, crystal glassware by the world-renowned glass manufacturer Schott Zwiesel and fine silver flatware by the French label Christofle to ensure a sophisticated atmosphere, where customers can effortlessly feel at home.
The G650ER’s cabin is not only comfortable but contains the most advanced technology including satellite communications, high-speed internet, wireless local area network and Gulfstream’s Cabin Management System, which allows passengers to use their own personal electronic devices to control audio, video, lighting, temperature, window shades and other cabin functions.
Further stand-out features of the Gulfstream G650 are the fact that it has the lowest equivalent cabin altitude of any business jet and the cabin air is replenished 100 per cent every two minutes.
The G650ER can travel 7,500 nm/13,890 km at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90 – so customers can travel at 90 per cent of the speed of sound.
The two G650ER complement Qatar Executive’s existing long-range fleet of 10 modern business aircraft, including three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s, a Global XRS, and two 40-seat Airbus A319 all-premium Class aircraft, all available for worldwide charter.
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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 Hamad International Airport, luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. The fleet comprises four Global 5000s, one Global XRS, three Challenger 605s, two 40-seat Airbus A319 All-Premium Class aircraft, and two brand new Gulfstream G650ER. The latest delivery follows Qatar Executive’s announcement in May 2015, to purchase up to 30 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, including firm orders and options that are a combination of both of Gulfstream’s new wide-cabin aircraft, the G500 and G600, and the flagship G650ER. Qatar Executive's service portfolio includes aircraft management, airliner charter, maintenance and FBO services.
About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 185 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 185 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, nine Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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