in Route Planning & Tourism

FAI adds first Airbus ACJ319 to the fleet: Available in 29-seat VIP layout

Posted 3 November 2017 · Add Comment

Germany´s largest general aviation fleet-operator, FAI rent-a-jet AG, a member of FAI Aviation Group, has announced further fleet expansion with the addition of its largest corporate aircraft to date, an Airbus ACJ319 Corporate Jet.

Newly registered D-AXTI will be available for lease and ad hoc charter from early 2018 following an extensive cabin upgrade and other enhancements

With 29 VIP seats, the ACJ is equipped with five additional fuel tanks, enabling a range of more than 5,000 nm or 11 hours’ flying. The 2001-built aircraft will feature a VIP bathroom with shower and will be equipped with the latest communications and inflight entertainment technology, including high-speed connectivity and wireless iPad controls.

The ACJ319, which offers almost twice the cabin size of a traditional business jet, will be marketed by FAI specifically to the 19-seat plus, large-cabin user market. It is anticipated that it will be maintained by FAI’s MRO subsidiary, FAI Technik.

“While there is plenty of supply in the charter market up to 19 passengers, we have something very unique in this class with our 29-seat layout.  The ACJ will be excellent for corporate shuttles, groups, music and sports tours, and conference and incentives - where we can fully brand the aircraft.  This aircraft became available recently (it was previously under bank ownership) and we are delighted to add it to our growing fleet and move into a new market ourselves,” commented Siegfried Axtmann, FAI´s Chairman.

FAI plans to showcase the aircraft to the charter broker fraternity early next year.

The ACJ will join a total fleet of 25 aircraft based at FAI’s headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany including four Global Express, six Challenger 604, 11 Learjet 60, one Learjet 55, one Premier 1A and a King Air 35.

FAI operates satellite offices in Dubai and Miami, as well as line stations in Bamako and Dakar.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Boeing and FedEx express announce order for 24 medium and large freighters

Boeing and FedEx Express today announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to better serve its customers.

Fastjet increases flights between Harare and Victoria Falls

Fastjet will increase its flights between Harare and Victoria Falls by two additional frequencies with effect from 2 July 2018, reports Afritraveller.

The battle for survival

More than 50 local airlines have emerged and collapsed since Nigeria’s independence in 1960 and, as Chukwu Emeke reports, the cycle looks set to continue.

Honeywell research shows growing investment in 'connected' technology

The commercial aviation industry is at the beginning of a technology investment wave fuelled by advancements in high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity according to a new report by Honeywell released today.

Ethiopian to start Flights to Barcelona

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch new flight services to Barcelona, Spain as of July 01, 2018, deploying the ultra-modern B787– 800 Dreamliner.

Livingstone right to presumes it could have a great future

Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s greatest tourist attractions and Zambia has been investing in its airport at Livingstone, which bears the name of a national hero. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
GroundHandling BT2205130918AAD2018 BTAirCargoAFA_BT220318210219