FAI Technik refits Global Express


Following on from the award-winning Project Pearl in 2020, FAI Technik has completed another Bombardier Global Express refit. The project also included 30/60/120/240-month inspections and new paint.

Following 20,000 manhours of work, it is anticipated that this latest Global Express (D-AFAU) will be available for charter and lease from June 2022.

The Bombardier Global Express at FAI’s headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany

The Bombardier Global Express at FAI’s headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany

The multimillion-euro project received its EASA STC certification in April 2022. FAI Technik said it was the first and only installation of an original Global XRS cabin into a classic Global Express.

The custom interior refurbishment was designed by FAI’s in-house team. The all-new cabin has VIP seating for 12 passengers, finished in cream leather. The cabin also features a black and cream striped designer carpet; dark chocolate high-gloss piano-style wood surfaces; and rose gold metal plating throughout. There are beige stone floors in the galley and the VIP lavatory area, which features Jets vacuum toilets. The cabin features the Collins Aerospace Cabin Electronics System (CES) V7. The exterior paint was also undertaken by FAI Technik.

“This latest highly demanding, first-class refit project further underlines FAI Technik’s performance and expertise in the refurbishment and modification of Bombardier aircraft,” said Michael Axtmann, commercial director, FAI Technik.

FAI Technik scooped the Innovation in Engineering Category at the 2021 Middle East Aviation Awards for its Project Pearl Global Express refit.

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