FAI Aviation Group’s rent-a-jet has welcomed its seventh Bombardier Global Express, MSN 9016, to the company’s 26-strong fleet. Following a 240-month inspection, the Global Express will receive a full interior refurbishment at the company’s growing MRO division, FAI Technik, in Nuremberg.
Other planned upgrades include the installation of a new cabin management system, KA-Band ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi internet and new exterior paint. The aircraft is expected to be introduced to the market for sale or lease by the end of March this year (2019).
Siegfried Axtmann, group chairman for FAI Aviation, said: “FAI Technik has performed numerous 120- and 180-month inspections on BD700 series aircraft, notably this aircraft will be the first Global Express to undergo its second 10-year inspection at our MRO. With its state-of-the-art carbon fibre cabin, it will represent extraordinary value for money on the Global Express pre-owned market.”
The aircraft’s custom interior will be designed by FAI’s design partner, award-winning German design specialist—Tim Callies. Mr Callies is well known for his work on Boeing BBJ’s, Airbus ACJ’s and Global Express business jets. He will work with the future aircraft owner to select custom features to suit individual taste and lifestyle.
The Global Express will be FAI’s third signature edition aircraft where a buyer can personalise the cabin design and select upgrades for an all-in turnkey price. The result offers the benefit of a fully refurbished aircraft with major maintenance inspections completed.
Mr Axtmann said: “We are delighted to be working with the renowned Tim Callies and his team on our Global Express enabling the new owner to personalise their interior as part of our ‘signature edition’.”
On top of the seven Bombardier Global Express jets, FAI´s group fleet includes five Bombardier Challenger 604s, one Challenger 850, 11 Learjet 60, plus one Premier 1A and one King Air 350. All Bombardier aircraft are maintained by FAI Technik in Nuremberg.