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Planet 9 expands with two more charter aircraft

February 16, 2021

Planet Nine, the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, continues to demonstrate that business aviation is leading the recovery with the introduction this month of two more ultra-long range business jets on to its Part 135 AOC.

One of the two, a new Bombardier Global Express (N926PN) is a floating fleet aircraft.  It is currently positioned at Bournemouth Airport, South West UK. The Global is configured for 10 seats in a three-zone cabin, with an enclosed state room for privacy, plus a fixed double bed.  Boasting a range of 5,830 nm / 12 hours’ flying time, it is an excellent solution for long range international missions.  Mirroring other high-spec aircraft in the Planet 9 fleet, the aircraft offers KU band WIFI, accessible via eight large iPads loaded with a selection of movies.

Accompanying the latest Global Express and also under management is a new Dassault Falcon 7X (N685AB).  Positioned out of Farmington, NY, it is also available for charter.

With 14 passenger seats in a three-zone cabin and enclosed state-room, the aircraft is suitable for up to 12 hour journeys, with a max range of 5,950 nm.  Inflight connectivity comes via Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, while IFE is accessible through eight large iPads, loaded with movies.

“We are very pleased to add these prestigious aircraft to our floating model fleet,” said Matt Walter, Planet 9 Cofounder and Director of Business Development.  “Since last Spring we have seen a notable reduction of N-registered high-quality long range business jets become available for charter, so we were fortunate to add these latest aircraft to our managed Global Express fleet.”

Culinary Institute of America Partnership

Planet Nine is also pleased to announce a significant new collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America, a leading international School specializing in culinary, baking, and pastry arts education.  Its 13 Cabin Service Representatives are looking forward to starting their ground school training in San Antonio, TX as soon as they able.  “We work very closely with our aircraft owners on how their aircraft are presented for charter.  An important part of that is our inflight service and the bespoke dining experience we offer,” highlighted Hilary Clark, Planet 9’s Director of Inflight.

“This new partnership underlines our commitment to invest in the best service culinary training for our CSRs.   We are proud and strongly protective of the onboard service we deliver, because we know that it sets us apart in the industry.”

About Planet Nine

Planet 9 is headquartered at the iconic Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California and also maintains a presence in New York, London and Lisbon. It flies corporations, family offices and UHNWs from the West and East Coasts of the USA to destinations including Europe, Russia and the Middle East.  It is led by a highly experienced team of aviation professionals and its business plan utilizes a ‘floating fleet’ model.  Planet 9’s aircraft all feature sparklingly refurbished cabin interiors, including high-speed WiFi.

Its managed aircraft division comprises three Gulfstream GV’s, a Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G650 and two Bombardier Global Express’ and a Falcon 7X.  Planet 9 also operates its own Dassault Falcon 7Xs.   

Planet 9 holds ARGUS Platinum safety certification, closely followed by the endorsement of IS-BAO Stage 1 (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), duly satisfying IBAC it is consistently delivering high operational standards in all aspects of its business.   Previously, it obtained Wyvern Wingman status, under its onsite flight leader program.

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