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SmartJets and VIP Completions deliver Falcon 7X refurb
The acquisition and refurbishment has been completed in record time, illustrating the exceptional speed and efficiency of the VIP Completions/SmartJets cooperation.
It took just eight weeks to purchase the 7X and eight more to refurbish it.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based VIP Completions has unveiled the interior of a completely refurbished Dassault Falcon 7X. Acquisition of this aircraft was brokered by sister company SmartJets, a turnkey aircraft dealer-broker. From beginning to end, the process was completed within just 16 weeks; approximately eight weeks for acquisition and eight weeks for refurbishment.

Floor plan details include three principal cabin areas comprising of forward main lounge with club seating, mid-cabin conference room/dining room and aft stateroom/office with divan. There is a large forward galley, forward crew lavatory and aft VIP lavatory.

Design highlights include luxurious custom-designed seats throughout the cabin upholstered with contrasting premium Garrett leathers and intricate diamond pattern stitchwork; a stateroom divan upholstered in premium Garrett leathers with contrasting picture-frame piping; full cabin is re-veneered in open grain white oak finish in matte dark chocolate colour; new stone countertops; 100 per cent wool carpeting by Loro Piana; with cabin bulkheads and dado panels covered in light cream Garrett leathers to match the seats.

"We are particularly proud of this project because it shows how quickly and efficiently our companies can work together; in just 16 weeks we went from a letter of intent to an entirely new bespoke interior," says Ben Shirazi, president both of VIP Completions and of SmartJets. "First, we guided our client through a detailed acquisition process in order to ensure that they selected the optimal aircraft under optimal conditions, including closing in time to benefit from 2023 bonus depreciation rules.

“Once acquisition was final, we worked closely with our client to create a customised interior using the finest designer brands and materials. Combining an aesthetic that reflects individual taste and style with the latest technologies, we delivered a superb and unique in-flight experience. Completing a refurb of this scope in just eight weeks is exceptionally fast by industry standards. We are comfortable committing to such short turn-around times for comparably sized projects, thanks to the rigorous efficiency of our project management and the excellence of our talented team.”

The Falcon 7X is a long-range business jet with a 5,950 nautical mile range. First introduced in 2007, there are approximately 270 in-service worldwide today. Characterised by Dassault's unique trijet powerplant configuration, the 7X delivers a maximum speed of Mach 0.9. It offers exceptional levels of luxury, comfort, personalised décor and the conveniences of latest-generation technologies, comfortably seating 12 passengers.

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