Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, is adding its tenth managed aircraft – an ultra-long-range Gulfstream GV (late Registration Number N176SM) – and the ninth on to its Part 135 AOC this month. It is being readied for bookings from the beginning of 2020.
The exceptionally outfitted aircraft, offering a 6,200 nm range (up to 13 hours’ flying time), is Planet 9’s third Gulfstream model, joining a G650 and G550. Its cabin is fitted with 14 luxury passenger seats, plus a dedicated rest area for crew. Inflight entertainment is accessible via high speed Air-Cell with passengers having the option to use their own devices or connect with the seven onboard Rosen slimline LCD monitors. With a significant baggage capacity of 226 cu ft the aircraft can accommodate up to 25 medium sized suitcases.
“The addition of this remarkably high spec Gulfstream GV is an excellent way to round off what has been a successful year for us,” noted Matt Walter, Cofounder and Director of Business Development.
The Gulfstream GV will be based at Van Nuys Airport (VNY), CA, where Gulfstream Aerospace has just opened a dedicated MRO facility, accommodated in a 43,000 sq ft hangar and with a complementary US$30 million parts and materials inventory.
This Fall Planet 9 was awarded with ARGUS Platinum safety certification, closely followed by the endorsement of IS-BAO Stage 1 (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
Planet 9 operates (and owns) five Dassault Falcon 7Xs. It also has a Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Global 5000 available for third party charter – all under management for private owners. P9PA flies corporations, family offices and UHNWs from the West and East Coasts of the USA to destinations including Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
After a successful debut at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas in October, the company is showcasing at NBAA’s 2020 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference during March 10-13 in Charlotte, NC.