Van Nuys, California-based Planet Nine is introducing two more ultra-long range business jets on to its Part 135 AOC. One of the two, a new Bombardier Global Express, is a floating fleet aircraft. It is currently positioned at Bournemouth airport, in the south west of the UK. The Global is configured for 10 seats in a three-zone cabin, with an enclosed state room for privacy, plus a fixed double bed. Boasting a range of 5,830 nm or 12 hours flying time, it is well-suited to long range international missions. Mirroring other high-spec aircraft in the Planet Nine fleet, the aircraft offers Ku band Wi-Fi, accessible via eight large iPads loaded with a selection of movies.
Also under management is a new Dassault Falcon 7X. Positioned out of Farmingdale, New York, it is also available for charter.
With 14 passenger seats in a three-zone cabin and enclosed state room, the aircraft is suitable for up to 12 hour journeys, with a max range of 5,950 nm. Inflight connectivity comes via Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, while IFE is accessible through eight large iPads.
“We are very pleased to add these prestigious aircraft to our floating model fleet,” says Matt Walter, Planet Nine co-founder and director of business development. “Since last spring we have seen a notable reduction of N-registered high-quality long range business jets become available for charter, so we were fortunate to add these latest aircraft to our managed Global Express fleet.”
Planet Nine is also pleased to announce a significant new collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America, an international school specialising in culinary, baking and pastry arts education. Its 13 cabin service representatives are looking forward to starting their ground school training in San Antonio, Texas as soon as they are able.
“We work very closely with our aircraft owners on how their aircraft are presented for charter. An important part of that is our inflight service and the bespoke dining experience we offer,” highlights Hilary Clark, Planet Nine's director of inflight. “This new partnership underlines our commitment to invest in the best service culinary training for our CSRs. We are proud and strongly protective of the onboard service we deliver, because we know that it sets us apart in the industry.”