Nuremberg, Germany-based FAI Technik has selected Collins Aerospace's Venue cabin management and high definition entertainment systems for its latest Global Express cabin refurbishment project, dubbed 'Project Pearl'.
The company says the project is one of the most extensive refurbishment projects for the type. Taking place over five months, it will include 60, 120 and 240-month inspections and a full cabin refurbishment incorporating the Venue system. The project also includes installation of Honeywell's ultra-high-speed satellite connectivity Ka-Band broadband technology.
The architect of the cabin project is German designer Tim Callies, who is well known for his work on Airbus ACJ, Boeing BBJ and Bombardier Global Express interiors. It will feature VIP seating for 12 passengers and include two tone leather seating and two three-seat sofas covered in fabric by Armani. Additional modifications and upgrades include new cabinetry, cobalt black metal plating and granite table tops. Galley appliances will include a wine cooler, coffee maker and oven, with heated stone floors in the galley and toilet area. The aircraft will also feature a newly designed exterior paint scheme.
FAI founder and chairman Siegfried Axtmann comments: “We are very much looking forward to presenting this unique aircraft to the pre-owned Global Express market in April. FAI Technik continues to stretch the boundaries to extend its remit in MRO and this latest project demonstrates our outstanding capabilities in refurbishing Global Express aircraft.”
Project Pearl is FAI's sixth in-house Global Express cabin refurbishment and its third installation of Honeywell's Ka-band technology on a BD700.
In January 2018, FAI Technik was appointed as an authorised dealer for Collins Aerospace avionics and cabin electronics equipment.