Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO FAI Technik, part of the FAI Aviation Group and subsidiary of German special mission operator FAI rent-a-jet, has completed another Bombardier Global Express refit project following its award-winning Project Pearl in 2020. This later project also included 30/60/120/240 month inspections and new paint. Following 20,000 man hours of work, it is anticipated that this latest Global Express (D-AFAU) will be available for charter and lease through FAI from June 2022.
The multi-million euro project received its EASA STC certification in April, and marks the first and only installation of an original Global XRS cabin into a classic Global Express. The custom interior refurbishment was designed by FAI's in-house team and features an all-new cabin with VIP seating for 12 passengers in cream leather, complemented by a black and cream striped designer carpet and dark chocolate high gloss piano style wood surfaces with rose gold metal plating throughout. Beige stone floors adorn the galley as well as the VIP lavatory area, which features Jets vacuum toilets. The luxury interior is complemented by a Collins Aerospace cabin electronics system (CES) V7. Exterior paint was also undertaken by FAI Technik.
“This latest highly demanding, first-class refit project further underlines FAI Technik's performance and expertise in the refurbishment and modification of Bombardier aircraft,” says commercial director Michael Axtmann.
FAI Technik scooped the Innovation in Engineering Category at the 2021 Middle East Aviation Awards for its work on its Project Pearl Global Express refit.