Challenger 604 refurbished at FAI Technik


FAI Technik has refurbished a pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 604 for a corporate client – the company’s first extensive refurbishment for the Challenger series. The cabin includes VIP seating for 12 passengers.

The aircraft was handed over to its new Germany-based owner and will be operated under NCC regulations by FAI Technik’s parent company, FAI rent-a-jet.

The €1m (US$1.19m) project took approximately 2,500 manhours to complete. It features high-gloss carbon fibre veneer surfaces, soft furnishings in shades of grey, polished smoked nickel with glossy clear-coat metal plating throughout, and white marble countertops and stone floors in the galley and restroom.

The exterior paint was completed by Satys in Norwich, UK

The exterior paint was completed by Satys in Norwich, UK

The interior is complemented by Gogo’s Aviator 300 with intermediate gain antenna, wi-fi internet and Collins’ Airshow 500. The exterior paint work was undertaken by Satys in Norwich, UK, and includes a silver-grey metallic finish.

“FAI Technik has successfully completed another highly demanding, first-class interior refurbishment project, following the completion of our stand-out Global Express Project Pearl in 2020,” said Siegfried Axtmann, FAI’s group chairman. “This latest project further reinforces FAI Technik’s competency in turnkey refurbishments at flat-rate pricing.”

There is VIP seating to accommodate 12 passengers

The refurbished Challenger 604 has VIP seating to accommodate 12 passengers

The Challenger 604 refurbishment follows FAI Technik’s recent prototype installation of Collins’ Ku-band high-speed internet system on a Challenger 850. FAI Technik has also completed eight installations of Honeywell Ka-band on Bombardier BD700 aircraft. The company has installed Collins’ Ku-band inflight connectivity system on Global Express and Challenger 850 aircraft and will soon commence the prototype installation on a Challenger 605.

FAI Technik, based in Nuremberg, Germany, has a workforce of around 60 people and roughly 10,000m² (107,639ft²) of hangar space. It offers full MRO services including base and line maintenance, as well as modifications for Bombardier aircraft.

FAI Technik is a Honeywell channel partner and authorised dealer for Collins Aerospace, Gogo and Garmin. FAI’s EASA-Part 145 licence is approved by the FAA, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Nigerian CAA.

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