Planet Nine (P9), a brand new boutique US-based ultra long-haul charter specialist, secured its FAA Part 135 operating certificate on Friday, June 22, and is making its first Dassault Falcon 7X available for charter.
The company intends to have four 7Xs operational by year end, with deliveries scheduled for August, September and December this year.
Headquartered out of Los Angeles, California and London, U.K. with a staff of 28 full time employees, co-founders Matt Walter and James Seagrim are positioning Planet Nine to offer a compelling and competitive offering in the premium end of the ultra long-range charter market.
“Charter broker relationships will be very important to Planet Nine, and we are looking forward to working with all the traditional and disruptive companies,” said Director of Sales, Kirti Odedra.
The company’s launch has been welcomed by Dassault FalconJet CEO Jean Rosanvallon: “We congratulate Planet Nine on securing its operating licence. We have been supporting their team closely over the six months since the company’s formation and are thrilled that their mainstay aircraft choice is the Falcon 7X.
The aircraft will deliver an extremely comfortable ride for Planet Nine’s passengers with its quiet 50dBA cabin. With its impressive 5,950 nm range, the 7X was the first fully fly-by-wire business jet in its class and much of its stellar technology has been adopted on other models.
The aircraft is economical as well, with fuel consumption from its Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307 engines up to 30% lower than many other comparable jets. The Falcon 7X can serve shorter runways, giving Planet Nine unrivalled operational flexibility.
Of course, Planet Nine will also have 24/7 access to the Dassault Falcon’s highly ranked worldwide customer support organization and MRO operations.”