FAI Wraps Up Major Global Express Makeover

 - June 22, 2020, 10:36 AM
This paint scheme on a Bombardier Global Express took six weeks to complete, according to FAI Technik. (Photo: FAI Technik)

FAI Technik has wrapped up what it said was a multi-million euro refurbishment project on a Bombardier Global Express and one of the largest such projects on the type. Dubbed “Project Pearl," the cabin refurbishment and exterior paint project designed by Tim Callies took about 10,000 man-hours to complete and included 15, 30, 60, 120, and 240-month inspections, the Nuremberg, Germany-based MRO said.

Inside, the Global Express technicians installed Collins Aerospace Venue cabin management and entertainment system along with Honeywell’s Ka-band satcom technology. Featured in the 12-passenger cabin refurbishment is two-tone gray leather seating, including a pair of three-seat sofas covered in anthracite Armani fabric. Heated, gray/white marble flooring and countertops were also installed in the galley—which now includes a wine cooler, coffee maker, and oven—and matches the surfaces found in the updated lavatory.

Meanwhile, the exterior was refreshed with a customized paint scheme of black stripes laid out in a unique pattern on a white background. “FAI is proud to present this unique Global Express to the preowned charter market,” said FAI Group chairman Siegfried Axtmann. “Ultimately, we believe it would appeal to a buyer looking for a striking preowned aircraft.”