FAI Aviation Group’s Global Express Project Pearl starts new life in USA – with Planet Nine

posted on 1st February 2022 by Eddie Saunders
FAI Aviation Group’s Global Express Project Pearl starts new life in USA – with Planet Nine

FAI Technik GmbH, the expanding German MRO supplier and part of FAI Aviation Group, has completed the sale of its award-winning, refurbished Bombardier Global Express Project Pearl to an undisclosed private US buyer.   

The aircraft, previously flying as D-AFAL, has been re-registered as N822VP, under the management of leading Part 135 charter and management company Planet Nine, based at Van Nuys, California. 

The sale was overseen, including pre-buy and inspection in Guernsey, by Cayman Islands, Dubai and UK based Aircraft Trading, a pre-owned Bombardier aircraft specialist, headed by Nicholas McHaffey, who has collaborated with FAI for several years. 

He acted on behalf of the private A list celebrity buyer, liaising closely with Planet 9’s Co-founder Matt Walter.   Financing and administration were processed by London’s The Air Law Firm. 

A team from FAI Technik helped ready the aircraft for sale, undertaking minor interior refreshments.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Aircraft Trading and Planet Nine to transition our stunning aircraft to a new home in Los Angeles,” said FAI Technik’s Managing Director Michael Axtmann

“Project Pearl is a beautiful aircraft, its interior a tribute to the professionalism of our engineers at our MRO division FAI Technik working to the vision of designer Tim Callies. 

“It will continue to be a highly desired aircraft for private trips and third party charter.  

“We are honored to take on this outstanding Global Express into our managed aircraft fleet for a long-standing client,” said Matt Walter, Co-founder of Planet 9

“Thank you to all the parties who worked hard to get this transaction completed”.