Qatar-Executive-business-jetQatar Airways’ corporate jet division Qatar Executive has been awarded its own Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA).

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 up the airline’s private jet division, commented with great honour: “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.

“The support and dedication of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority in processing our certification was outstanding, and I thank all stakeholders who have worked hard and tirelessly to achieve this AOC certification.”