FAI Technik completes extensive Challenger 604 refurb project

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO, FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group, has completed its latest full refurbishment, a pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 604 (MSN 5412) on behalf of a corporate client. The aircraft which was handed over to its new Germany-based owner earlier in the month, will be operated under NCC regulations by FAI Technik’s parent company, FAI rent-a-jet GmbH. This latest project represents FAI’s first extensive refurbishment on the Challenger series.

The one-million-euro project took approximately 2500 manhours to complete and features VIP seating for 12 passengers which includes high gloss carbon fibre veneer surfaces, soft furnishings in tasteful shades of grey, polished smoked nickel with glossy clear coat metal platings throughout and stylish white marble countertops and stone floors in the galley and restroom. The luxury interior is complemented by Gogo´s Aviator 300 with intermediate gain antenna, Wi-Fi internet and Collins´ Airshow 500 installation. Exterior designer paint was undertaken by Satys in Norwich, UK and features a VIP finish in silver grey metallic.

“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. This latest project further reinforces FAI Technik´s competency in turnkey refurbishments at flat rate pricing,” said, Siegfried Axtmann, FAI´s Group Chairman.

The Challenger 604 refurbishment follows FAI Technik’s recent prototype installation of Collins Ku-Band Highspeed Internet System on a Challenger 850. Meanwhile FAI Technik has completed eight installations of Honeywell’s Ka-Band on Bombardier BD700 aircraft. The MRO division has also successfully installed Collins ultra-high-speed Ku-Band inflight connectivity system on Global Express and Challenger 850 aircraft and will soon commence the prototype installation on a Challenger 605.

About FAI Aviation Group

FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest fleet of Bombardier business jets. The fleet includes five Global Express, six Challenger 604s and five Learjet 60s. FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon-neutral fixed-base operation at its Nuremberg, Germany headquarters, employing a staff of close to 300 people, including 100 mechanics and engineers at its MRO`s in Nuremberg and Berlin.  FAI´s Group consolidated revenues in 2023 will be more than € 140 m with a fleet utilization of more than 12,000 hours of flight time.

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 2019 FAI received a 10-year anniversary award from MEBAA, reflecting the fact that 20 % of its flying activity is now in the Middle East and was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award, in recognition of its 30 years of air ambulance and special mission flying.

In 2020 and 2021 FAI received the prestigious Award “Air Ambulance Company of the Year” from ITIJ Magazine.

In 2021, FAI was awarded the Pandemic Response Special Award in recognition of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2022, FAI was awarded “20 years of Aviation Excellence in the Middle East” by MEA Business at the Aviation Innovation Awards.

In 2023, FAI was awarded “Air Ambulance Company of the Year” from Middle East Aviation Awards during Dubai Airshow.

FAI is official partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.

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