Qatar Executive doubles up on G650ERs, drops Globals


Qatar Airways business jet division Qatar Executive will dump its Bombardier fleet in favour of operating more Gulfstream aircraft.

The Doha based operator placed an order for three additional G650ERs on the first day of the Farnborough Air Show.

The aircraft are due to be delivered in 2017, 2018 & 2019. Once delivered, Qatar Executive will be the largest G650 operator in the world.

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker says that operator will phase out its Bombardier Global fleet, and covert its remaining Challenger 605s from passenger usage to air ambulance roles.