Charter operator FAI rent-a-jet has acquired a Bombardier Global Express, which it plans to offer for sale or lease by the end of March 2019. The aircraft will undergo a 240-month inspection and full cabin refurbishment by the company’s MRO division, FAI Technik, in Nuremberg, Germany.
Planned upgrades include the installation of a new CMS, Ka-band ultra-high speed wi-fi internet and new exterior paint. A custom interior will be designed by FAI’s design partner, Tim Callies, whose portfolio includes BBJs, ACJs and Global Express business jets. Callies will work with the future aircraft owner to select custom features to suit their taste and lifestyle.
The aircraft is FAI’s seventh Global Express, and will be its third Signature Edition aircraft. With the Signature Editions, buyers can personalize the cabin design and select upgrades for a turnkey price.
“We are delighted to be working with the renowned Tim Callies and his team on our Global Express, enabling the new owner to personalize their interior as part of our Signature Edition,” said Siegfried Axtmann, FAI Aviation group chairman.
“FAI Technik has performed numerous 120- and 180-month inspections on BD700 series aircraft. Notably this aircraft will be the first Global Express to undergo its second 10-year inspection at our MRO. With its state-of-the-art carbon-fiber cabin, it will represent extraordinary value for money on the Global Express pre-owned market.”
FAI’s fleet also includes five Bombardier Challenger 604s, one Challenger 850, 11 Learjet 60s, a Premier 1A and a King Air 350.