Qatar Executive has secured regulatory approvals to provide base maintenance services for Bombardier Challenger 604 and 605s jets and for Bombardier Global aircraft at its 6,400-sq. meter hangar facility at Doha International.
“The upgraded authorization expands our business aviation service portfolio significantly and is an important step toward establishing Qatar Executive as a premier private jet maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in the Middle East,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, who also heads up the airline’s private jet division.
“This added base maintenance capability is great news for operators and private jet owners, as they can now perform this work in Doha, thereby saving costly ferry flights to their maintenance bases and minimizing downtimes,” Al Baker said.
Engineers and technicians from the Doha base can be dispatched throughout the region to resolve technical defects and AOG issues.
Qatar Executive says it completed its first 1C and 2C Check on its Global 5000 last month. “In parallel to the C Check, Service Bulletins were incorporated, brightwork polished and Teflon paint protection applied, resulting in an investment of 620 man-hours.”
C Checks are scheduled for two of the airline’s Challenger 605 aircraft, in May and June.
The carrier says that the enhanced maintenance offering underpins its status as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility in the Middle East. Existing Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and EASA Part 145 certifications support European and Qatari registered Bombardier aircraft.
The maintenance service center operates on a 24-7 basis providing support to customer requirements around the clock. The maintenance service portfolio is complemented by its spare parts service and aircraft interior deep-cleaning, exterior washing and brightwork polishing to keep up client aircraft appearances.
Founded in 2009, Qatar Executive today operates a wholly owned all-Bombardier fleet of six aircraft, composed of three Challenger 605s, two Global 5000s and one Global XRS – “a number set to grow in the near future.”