Planet Nine Private Air, the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, has added a fourth Gulfstream business jet to its managed charter fleet. The 6,200 nm/13.5 flying hours capable Gulfstream GV (N194MF), under private ownership, takes Planet Nine's Part 135 fleet to 10 aircraft. The ultra, long-range Gulfstream GV, with its flexible three-zone cabin and enclosed state-room, is currently available for bookings.
The Gulfstream V's recently retrofitted, spacious 1,812 cu ft cabin is ideal for work, rest and relaxation. It features 14 generous pale grey leather seats. Inflight entertainment can be enjoyed via eight large iPads, holding a variety of movies. The aircraft also has a well-equipped, full-service rear galley.
“We are very pleased to be adding our second Gulfstream GV model under management,” says Matt Walter, Planet Nine's cofounder and director of business development. “We said at the outset when we launched the business that we were excited to be resourcing up to manage a 20-strong fleet. Today, we are well on our way to achieving this ambition, supported by a growing, loyal base of customers who have come to depend on us for safe, reliable, discreet air travel around the US to Europe and the Middle East.”
Planet Nine's latest Gulfstream GV joins a sister aircraft, plus a Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Global 5000. Planet Nine also operates for charter and owns five Dassault Falcon 7Xs.
“We continued to fly, repatriating families when the airlines stopped, but right now we are operating more essential missions as opposed to luxury travel, flying doctors, healthcare professionals, scientists and diplomats. We've carried out a number of flights bringing medical professionals over to the Middle East and Europe,” adds Walter.
“All our crew are wearing wear masks and gloves pre and post flight. Flight attendants wear both throughout the duration of the flight. We're staying up to date with health guidelines from the world's governments and adjusting policies as necessary. Since mid-March we've been conducting temperature checks on all passengers prior to flight with non-invasive thermometers; applying additional questions regarding travel history. All our aircraft are professionally disinfected after every flight and all inflight catering is sourced from the safest restaurants and businesses which implement the safest precautions,” he added. “Importantly, we are checking in with our employees, including crews twice daily, to verify everyone is healthy.”