Recently, the airline also got the chance to expand its fleet by a modest number of Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, the first of which touched down in Doha on April 15.
QATAR’S DOHA – Following a two-stage audit conducted by TUV SU (Technical Inspection Association), Qatar Airways has been acknowledged by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) for effectively proving the use of ISO 55001:2014 Asset Management System. A 5-star airline with excellent Facilities and Asset Management is one of its pillars, and obtaining ISO 41001 certification supports that standard.
The ‘end-to-end’ management service offered by the airline includes plant, equipment, and movable assets such as furniture and appliances and building maintenance for a diverse portfolio of leased and owned assets in hundreds of residential buildings with thousands of apartments. Mr Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, said, “This accomplishment and compliance with such standards demonstrates the team’s expertise and confidence of stakeholders in our consistent, effective and efficient procedures which stem from Qatar Airways’ significant real estate investment.”
The worldwide standards that improve management framework for lifecycle Asset Management Systems and Facilities Management Systems, respectively, are ISO 55001:2014 and ISO 41001:2018. The requirements for compliance and certification cover planning, acquisition, risk and change management, maintenance management, repairs, return or disposal of assets (where appropriate), monitoring, and ongoing performance evaluation.
Entry to Service for the Boeing 737 MAX
Additionally, the airline recently got the chance to expand its fleet by a modest number of Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, the first of which touched down in Doha on April 15. The aircraft has received post-delivery maintenance since its arrival, which includes installing IFE streaming and has been used virtually daily for pilot instruction. As further licences enable, the Boeing 737-8s will increase capacity and support future expansion, particularly in short-haul markets. It will be extended from the Doha-Kuwait-Doha route to other countries, primarily in the GCC. Moreover, these adequate and contemporary aircraft are a welcome addition to the narrow-body fleet for our fast-expanding airline, supporting our sustainable growth.
25 Boeing 737-10s were ordered by Qatar Airways, a significant Boeing 737-10 client, at the 2022 Farnborough Airshow. The operational similarities between the Boeing 737-10 and Boeing 737-8, particularly in pilot training and ground operations, will benefit customers. However, there are some differences in onboard amenities, such as the Oryx One Play Wireless Inflight Entertainment will be offered on the Boeing 737-10 rather than the Individual IFE screens. While shorter routes will use the Boeing 737-8, it is not anticipated that these routes will only use this aircraft; instead, they may also flexibly use the Boeing 777 and Airbus A350, depending on demand and capacity.
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