Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”) is headquartered at the iconic Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California, and we maintain hangar space, sales and ground support staff in both New York and London. Led by a highly experienced team of aviation and financial professionals, the difference between Planet Nine and other “traditional” management companies is that we do not upcharge or benefit from any of the components of traditional aircraft management: fuel, catering, maintenance, crew cost, insurance etc. Our business plan is centered on (i) owning and chartering the largest Falcon 7X fleet globally, (ii) managing a third party owned fleet of equivalent ultra long aircraft, and (iii) partnering with owners who wish to generate between 100 and 1200 hours of premium charter on their aircraft, annually.
Unlike many of our competitors, our charter business operates on a debt free basis, and we can do this because we have a strong financial partner. By focusing exclusively on one type of aircraft, the Falcon 7X, we can deliver fleet operating efficiencies and pass these cost savings onto to our customers. For those who share our concern for the environment, the Falcon 7X’s carbon footprint is best-in-class. For all these reasons the Falcon 7X and Planet Nine are uniquely placed to fill a gap in the global charter marketplace.
Planet Nine has been able to acquire our Falcon 7X aircraft at attractive rates due to the imminent introduction of the Falcon 8X. By positioning the acquisition cost of our fleet at under $20 million per unit whilst still using next generation aircraft with fly-by-wire technology we have an immediate capital advantage over other ultra-long range business jet operators.
All of our aircraft are delivered with a fresh C-check valid for 8 years, with upgraded avionics, and brand new cabin interiors. The fleet is enrolled in on-going Falcon Care for round the clock maintenance service. Planet Nine has the full support of the aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon Jet.
Our mission is to strategically position the world’s most fuel-efficient and carbon friendly ultra-long-range business jets to service our premium clientele around the globe.
What makes Planet Nine unique is our diverse capabilities and our commitment to provide consistently exceptional service in every aspect of our organization. Planet Nine has created the opportunity to bring together some of the most experienced individuals available in ultra-long range private jet charter. We have an infrastructure capable of supporting over 20 aircraft, and a best-in-class class finance function in order to provide our clientele with a seamless flight experience like no other.