Germany | June 20, 2018–German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has expanded its fleet of managed aircraft with the addition of a fifth Global Express (S/N 9084). This brings FAI’s total fleet to 25, including its 10 managed aircraft.

In addition to the five Bombardier Global Express jets, FAI currently operates five Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, one Learjet 55, one Premier 1A and a King Air 350. All Bombardier aircraft are maintained by FAI Technik.

The new Global Express will be German registered and operated on behalf of a corporate client. It will be based at FAI’s corporate headquarters in Nuremberg following a full cabin refurbishment and new exterior paint undertaken by FAI’s growing MRO subsidiary, FAI Technik GmbH. This project marks FAI Technik’s third Global Express full cabin refurbishment in just six months. It is anticipated that the project will be complete by mid-November when the aircraft will be available for charter.

Siegfried Axtmann, FAI Aviation Group Chairman, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome a fifth Global Express to our managed fleet. Through our management contracts we provide value for aircraft owners and offer charter clients a diverse fleet from which to choose. We are delighted to be undertaking another full cabin Global refurbishment marking yet another major project for FAI Technik this year. We are seeing growing demand in our MRO business which is proving to be increasingly successful following an outstanding 2017.”

The additional aircraft also serves to strengthen the company’s position as one of Europe’s largest Bombardier operators, which brings significant operational and cost benefits.

FAI is one of the world’s largest air ambulance jet operators by revenue, having logged more than 200,000 hours flying air ambulance missions. It is also Germany’s largest general aviation operator by fleet operating more than 13,000 hours of airtime in 2017.

This latest news follows FAI’s recent Diamond Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) marking the highest safety recognition awarded by EBAA to member companies operating business aircraft for 50 years or 100,000 hours without an accident.

– Flying Colours Corp. completes first Global Express refurbishment and maintenance project for Malaysian customer featuring unique bed installation.

August 13, 2012– Flying Colours Corp., a leading global aviation service company specialising in business aircraft completions, maintenance and refurbishments, has just completed and delivered its first Global Express refurbishment and maintenance project for a Malaysian customer. It is the fifth Global Express refurbishment project Flying Colours has completed in the last twelve months and reflects the company’s developing focus on this aircraft type. The latest project in the Flying Colours Corps.’ expanding programme of Global Express refurbishments, modifications, and maintenance orders, was completed and delivered to a Malaysian client in early July 2012.

The project was undertaken on behalf of a private client, and reinforces the continued interest in Flying Colours’ services from the Asian market. The completed interior underwent a full refurbishment of all interior soft goods, woodwork, and numerous IFE upgrades which focused on modernizing the aircraft with IPAD holders, and a Honeywell IPOD dock. A particularly unique element of the refurbishment was the modification of the aft cabin to enable the installation of a permanent custom-made bed in the aft cabin which is located opposite two new single seats and next to a customized side-ledge. This was the first time such a modification was undertaken by Flying Colours on a Global Express and was accomplished under a new STC which will be validated by the Malaysian authorities.

The exterior of the aircraft was painted with a customized scheme that maximised the knowledge and skills of the team at the special paintwork facilities at Flying Colours’ Peterborough. The finished theme included tailored red accent stripes laid out in a uniquely designed pattern that were complemented by the installation of corporate logos next to the entrance door. To conclude the project numerous maintenance inspections, service bulletins, and modifications were completed by Flying Colours Global maintenance technicians.

“The Global Express family is a product line we are targeting at the moment,” comments Sean Gillespie about the latest refurbishment. “We have already completed four significant Global projects in the last year, and expect to continue to expand this area of our offering, particularly as it is of such great appeal to the Asian market where we are rapidly expanding. Internationally we already have numerous clients flying this model and our continual development of skills for working on this aircraft type means that we are even better placed to win more business from Global owners and undertake more complex and bespoke maintenance and refurbishments.” Flying Colours Corp. continues to make significant investments at both the Canadian and USA based centres in regards to facilities, training and tooling to ensure better provision for the current and future Global client base so that owners receive the highest degree of satisfaction.

This latest Global delivery into Malaysia follows hard on the heels of the recent announcement that JetCorp Technical Services, Inc. a subsidiary of Flying Colours Corp., has begun work on the latest in its series of state-of-the-art executive conversions of the Bombardier CRJ 200 regional airliner which is destined to be the first in Indonesia.