FAI completes stand-out Project Pearl Global Express refurbishment

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO, FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group, has completed its latest refurbishment, “Project Pearl“, a pre-owned Bombardier Global Express – D-AFAL (MSN 9016). The multi-million-euro project represents one of the most extensive refurbishment projects for the type.

The project, which took approximately 10,000 manhours to complete, includes 15/30/60, 120 and 240-month inspections.  The Global features an all-new cabin with the latest cabin management and entertainment systems. This includes Collins Aerospace‘s VenueTM enabling passengers to watch HD movies and listen to enhanced digital audio throughout the cabin and Honeywell´s Ka-Band broadband technology, delivering ultra-high-speed satellite connectivity.

The aircraft’s custom interior was designed by FAI’s design partner, award-winning German design specialist, Tim Callies.   Mr Callies is well known for his work on Boeing BBJ’s, Airbus ACJ’s and Global Express business jets.

The luxury interior features VIP seating for 12 passengers which includes two tone grey leather seating and two three-seat sofas covered in anthracite Armani fabric. The interior also features stylish heated grey-white marble stone flooring in the galley and VIP toilet areas which matches the granite countertops of the galley and bathroom. Galley appliances include a wine cooler, coffee maker and oven.

The interior is complemented by a striking customised exterior paint scheme, also designed by Tim Callies, that maximises the knowledge and skills of the team at FAI Technik.  The finished paint scheme which took just six weeks to complete features black and white stripes laid out in a unique pattern.

FAI is proud to present this unique Global Express to the pre-owned Charter-Market. Ultimately, we believe it would appeal to a buyer looking for a striking pre-owned aircraft.  I applaud Tim Callies for the first class design work and would like to extend my thanks to the FAI Technik team for realizing this challenging project“, said Siegfried Axtmann, FAI´s Group Chairman.

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About FAI Aviation Group

FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest Bombardier business jet fleet which brings significant operational and cost benefits. In addition to the seven Global Express jets, FAI´s group fleet includes, one Challenger 850, six Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, together with two Premier 1A light jets and one King Air turboprop.

FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon-neutral fixed-base operation at its Nuremberg, Germany headquarters, employing a staff of 250 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its in-house MRO FAI Technik GmbH. FAI´s Group revenues in 2019 were close to € 100 m with a fleet utilization of more than 14.000 hours of airtime.

FAI was proud to receive the Diamond Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) in May 2018, marking the highest safety recognition awarded by EBAA to member companies operating business aircraft for 50 years or 100.000 hours without accident.

In 2021, FAI was awarded the Pandemic Response Special Award in recognition of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and in 2019 FAI was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award, in recognition of its 30 years of air ambulance and special mission flying. In 2019, FAI received a 10-year anniversary award from MEBAA, reflecting the fact that 20 % of FAI’s flying activity is now in the Middle East.

In 2020, FAI´s Air Ambulance Division was named winner of 2020 ITIJ industry award – Air Ambulance Company of the Year.

FAI is an official supplier of McLaren Racing.

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