Completion of three aircraft acquisition deal arranged and structured by Freestream Aircraft Limited (“Freestream”).
Planet Nine Private Air Limited (“Planet 9”), North America’s newest boutique ultra long-haul charter specialist introduced its third VIP 16-seat Falcon 7X (N919NE) into service last week. The aircraft’s arrival rounds off a frenetic first six months for the Van Nuys, California based operator, recently accredited with WYVERN WINGMAN status, under the new onsite flight leader programme, coinciding with NBAA-BACE last month.
“We are very proud to have achieved our initial goal of introducing three newly refurbished 5,950m ultra long-range Falcon 7X business jets into the market whilst at the same assembling a world class group of pilots, crew members and operational ground support personnel since being awarded our Part 135 operating certificate in June,” commented co-founder and head of business development Matt Walter.
“None of this would have been possible without the honest and impartial advice provided by Freestream CEO Alireza Ittihadieh, who successfully sourced, structured and negotiated all three aircraft transactions on behalf of Planet 9,” commented James Seagrim, director of operations at Planet 9, adding, “we are very grateful for his expertise and counsel.”
“James Seagrim and Matthew Walter over many years, built up a deserved and stellar reputation at Advanced Air Management for safety, quality and service in the ultra-long range charter market,” said Alireza Ittihadieh. “And it is no surprise to anyone that they have quickly bounced back with their new company.”
Obtaining WYVERN WINGMAN status in October was a very pleasing endorsement for us, said Planet Nine Chief Financial Officer, Bill Wulf, who previously spent 23 years at NetJets in various leadership roles. “As a group of dedicated aviation professionals, we are pleased to be accredited so early in our history, fulfilling WYVERN’s rigorous safety and maintenance requirements.”
The globally revered Wyvern endorsement recognises Planet Nine’s “delivery of consistent and exceptional service and acknowledges the business has the infrastructure to support over 20 aircraft with a best in class finance function to deliver a seamless flight experience to their clientele.”
“Planet Nine has demonstrated a commitment to safety through its established Safety Management System. In its quest to successfully achieve Wingman Certified status they have embraced The Wingman Standard, and proven they go above and beyond minimum regulatory requirements, allowing them to become an industry leader in safety culture,” commented Sonnie Bates, CEO of Wyvern Ltd.
About Planet Nine
Planet Nine is headquartered at the iconic Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California with a presence in New York and London is led by a highly experienced team of aviation professionals. The company’s business plan centers around owning the largest Falcon 7X fleet in the USA available for charter. With operating costs at least 30% lower than equivalent Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft, the 7X has a distinct advantage over its competition. Planet Nine’s aircraft all feature sparklingly refurbished cabin interiors, including full Wi-Fi and IFE from Gogo/Swift Broadband. Its operation centres on a floating fleet model, and the efficiency it brings to its operations enables the business to pass onto its customers superior pricing.
Freestream Aircraft Limited is a leading broker/dealer that specialises in corporate aircraft sales; acquisitions; air charter and consulting, as well as purchase, design and management of the modifications of Head of State and VVIP private aircraft.
WYVERN Ltd is the leader in manned and unmanned aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 26-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman Program for manned aircraft operations. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organisation.
Please visit www.flyplanet9.com for more information.
For charter bookings please contact:
Kirti Odedra, Director of Sales
Tel: +44 (0) 207 048 2292
Emerald Media – Alison Chambers/Liz Danner
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 560094