Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”) adds Gulfstream G550 to its charter fleet

Monday 12th August 2019

  • Planet Nine Private Air logo
  • Planet Nine - Gulfstream G550 exterior

Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, is pleased to welcome the addition of a privately-owned Gulfstream G550, to its managed fleet.  N41PM was added on to its AOC in July and is now ready for charter through Planet 9’s aircraft management division. 

 

The Gulfstream G550 joins a G650, from the same private owner, which went on to Planet 9’s AOC for private and third-party charter flights in June.  The G650 has performed a number of flights since service introduction including several trips to the Mediterranean, Fiji, and Australia. 

Configured with 16 luxury seats, the latest Gulfstream G550 boasts a 6,037 nm range, suitable for journeys up to 14 hours’ flying time.  With a three-zone cabin, giving clients’ the versatility of space to work, rest and sleep, both Gogo and KA-band Wi-Fi plus a wide selection of onboard movies adds to the flying experience.

 

The Gulfstream G550 and G650 complement Planet 9’s own five-strong Dassault Falcon 7Xs, operating out of Its Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA base. 

“We are delighted to be adding a second managed aircraft for a private owner inside six weeks and just after our first birthday,” said Matt Walter, Co-Founder of Planet 9.  We have expanded our operations and client support team accordingly in readiness for the Gulfstreams, as well as taken on more hangar space at Van Nuys Airport.  We are very proud to be offering a dedicated management division, with a different, popular aircraft type,” he added.

Planet 9 pledges full transparency on costs, a tailored program throughout the year and close collaboration with the aircraft’s owner to maximize both assets when they are available for charter.  The G550 and G650 will be a charter friendly ultra long-range premium aircraft solution for our industry partners throughout the year and have multiple crews available for complex missions. 

Planet 9 already staffs four in-house Gulfstream trained maintenance technicians.

Planet 9 offers charter flights worldwide. The company typically flies corporations, family offices and UHNWs from the West and East Coasts of the USA to destinations including Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

 

About Planet 9

Planet 9 is headquartered at the iconic Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California and also maintains a presence in New York and London.  The company is led by a highly experienced team of aviation professionals and its business plan utilizes a ‘floating fleet’ model.  The efficiency it brings to its operations enables the business to pass on to its customers superior pricing.  Planet 9 has chosen the Falcon 7X fleet as its owned aircraft of choice.  Planet 9’s aircraft all feature sparklingly refurbished cabin interiors, including full Wi-Fi and IFE from Gogo/Swift Broadband.  Planet 9  was endorsed with WYVERN WINGMAN status, under its new onsite Flight Leader Program, coinciding with NBAA-BACE in 2018.

Please visit  www.flyplanet9.com  for more information. 

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