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Germany-based MRO FAI Technik, part of the FAI Aviation Group, has completed its latest full refurbishment, a pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 604 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. This latest project represents FAI's first extensive refurbishment on the Challenger series.
The one million euro project took approximately 2,500 hours to complete and features VIP seating for 12 passengers, which includes high gloss carbon fibre veneer surfaces, soft furnishings in shades of grey, polished smoked nickel with glossy clear coat metal platings throughout and 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. The exterior designer paint was undertaken by Satys Air Livery 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,” says Siegfried Axtmann, FAI's group chairman.
The Challenger 604 refurbishment follows FAI Technik's recent prototype installation of Collins Ku-Band high speed 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.