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FAI Technik completes ambitious Global project
It took 10,000 man hours for FAI Technik to complete one of its latest projects: a pre-owned Global Express. It drew on the expertise of renowned designer Tim Callies, who came up with livery and seating concepts.
The intricate paintwork of the Global Express.
Read this story in our August 2020 printed issue.

Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO FAI Technik, has completed its latest refurbishment, Project Pearl. A pre-owned Bombardier Global Express registered D-AFAL, the multi-million-euro project represents one of the most extensive refurbishment projects for the type.

The project took approximately 10,000 man hours to complete, and included 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 Venue, 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, German design specialist Tim Callies. Callies is known for his work on Boeing BBJs, Airbus ACJs and Global Express business jets.

The 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 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.

“We are 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 realising this challenging project,“ says Siegfried Axtmann, FAI's group chairman.

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