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 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.”
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.