Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is expected to receive eight Gulfstream G500 aircraft by the end of 2018. The company, which is the international launch customer of the aircraft, unveiled it at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show.
“We are tremendously excited to be unveiling our first Gulfstream G500 jet at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker. “With its many advanced features, this ultra-modern aircraft will enable us to offer our global clientele unprecedented levels of service.”
The aircraft is expected to get receive US type certification before the end of the third quarter.
“We are excited to join Qatar Executive as they showcase their first G500 at Farnborough. The G500 ushers in a new standard of business-jet travel for passengers and pilots, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Qatar Executive as their G500 aircraft enters service later this year, said Gulfstream president Mark Burns.
In 2014, Qatar Executive had ordered 30 Gulfstream business jets, including the all-new G600.
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