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Posted On: 11 June 2013 08:50 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

QA’s Corporate Jet Division Awarded Operator Certificate

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Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division Qatar Executive has been awarded its own Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA).The move comes after Qatar Executive managed its first four years of operations under its parent company’s AOC. The achievement enables Qatar Executive to further grow its worldwide aircraft charter business while continuing to leverage on the rapidly developing network and support of the award-winning Five Star group. The newly-obtained status also provides Qatar Executive’s wholly-owned, all-Bombardier private fleet of six jets comprising three Challenger 605s, two Global 5000s and one Global XRS, with increased flexibility of operations under the safety regulations of the QCAA. At the same time, the separate AOC will continue to guarantee the existing high standards of safety, service and operational excellence that the Doha-based private jet company has been providing customers, since launching the business in 2009. With its own experienced management team, Qatar Executive will next seek international audits in line with industry body IATA’s International Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards to continue adhering with stringent safety regulations, while regular audits and inspections will continue to be carried out to the high safety specifications of Qatar Airways and the QCAA. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, who also heads the airline’s private jet division, commented: “The accreditation of Qatar Executive’s own Air Operator Certificate by Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority is a testament to our group’s high standards of safety, security and attention to detail in all operational aspects. “This accomplishment is a proud moment in Qatar Executive’s relatively short history and will open up extensive business opportunities for our growing business aviation service portfolio on a global scale.” Chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi added: “We are delighted to award Qatar Executive its AOC certification, and with this, to support the national carrier’s corporate jet arm to expand its business to a truly global level. “The accreditation also demonstrates the commitment of Qatar to develop the nation as a key hub for not just commercial airlines, but also business aviation.” Qatar Executive was awarded Best Business Aviation Operator 2012 by the Middle East regional magazine Aviation Business and has established a solid foundation for its future development, rapidly turning into one of the top air charter operators in the region and worldwide, backed by the global expertise and track record of award-winning parent carrier Qatar Airways. Source : Qatar Chronicle