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Qatar extends range with well-appointed XRS
Qatar Executive has received its largest and longest-range aircraft to date, a Global Express XRS, which is the first of three new Bombardier jets scheduled to join the fleet.

Qatar Executive has received its largest and longest-range aircraft to date, a Global Express XRS, which is the first of three new Bombardier jets scheduled to join the fleet. Future additions will be a third Challenger 605 in July and a Global 5000 in August.

“The XRS is the epitome of luxury and comfort and a leader in terms of customer satisfaction,” says Qatar Airways ceo Akbar Al Baker. “With the wide choice of business jet variants, we are confident of being able to suit the different requirements of customers with a preference for fast, flexible and individual travel.”

The XRS has been completed with a spacious two-cabin configuration, accommodating up to 13 passengers, with seats that convert into fully flat beds with a well-appointed aft stateroom for optimal relaxation and privacy. The colour tone of the interior decor is made up of creamy beige leather seating and caramel brown cherry wood. The cabin features two large screens and two DVD and CD players, satellite phones and high speed internet.

“No matter if it is a business trip from Doha to the Far East or a holiday in the Caribbean Islands, the XRS easily reaches remote areas without having to stop,” Qatar Executive says. For longer trips it features a unique system which allows refuelling in less than 15 minutes.

The company reports that it has enjoyed popularity among celebrities of stage and screen, sports stars, as well as corporates and governments. The personalised service for passengers includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours before departure, access to premium lounges, and check-in ten minutes prior to take off.

Qatar Executive’s operational upgrade also includes a dedicated 6,300 sq m maintenance hangar at Doha International Airport.

XRS becomes 6000

For future aircraft orders, Bombardier has renamed the Global XRS as the Global 6000. This slots nicely into the naming convention adopted since the launch of the baseline Global 5000, and the addition of the large Global 7000 and longest-range Global 8000 last year.

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