The first aircraft to have its completion managed by 28 East has been delivered. The green ACJ319 was completed at the Woensdrecht Fokker facility in the Netherlands. The work took just over a year. The completed aircraft was delivered in April 2015 to its home base in Munich, Germany, where it will be managed by K5-Aviation.
Working closely with K5-Aviation, which has previously handled large jet completions, 28 East managed the project from inception, and was involved with the pre-purchase selection through to aircraft interior specification and completion.
The aircraft has 19 seats, and features two bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower. The bedrooms can also be converted into relaxation areas. The contemporary interior features hand-tufted carpet from Tisca Tiara, leather from Foglizzo and African ebony veneer. Special features include an integrated cabin humidifier; a cinema room that includes a 55in LED screen; and an Alster Aero connectivity system that enables complete cabin control from tablets and smartphones, in addition to multimedia entertainment, wi-fi and telephony.
The aircraft incorporates five additional center tanks (ACTs), in addition to sharklets. It has already performed 13-hour flights. “We are very happy with the aircraft and have already operated the first 120 hours without any problems,” said Erik Scheidt, director of K5-Aviation. “This is a fantastic addition to our existing fleet of long-range aircraft.”
This ACJ319 is now available for charter through 28 East’s sister company, Vertis Aviation. This is the fifth aircraft Vertis Aviation will market on behalf of K5-Aviation. The new aircraft was added to the AOC in April 2015. “We are seeing an increase in demand for the ultra-long-range, larger aircraft cabins,” said Luca Madone, partner at 28 East and Vertis Aviation. “This aircraft really has it all with the beautiful interior and the capacity to fly for 13 hours.”
28 East is commonly owned by Vertis Aviation and K5-Aviation.