Planet Nine (“P9PA”) expands Gulfstream charter fleet with second, managed GV

Wednesday 15th April 2020

  • Planet Nine Private Air logo
  • Planet Nine - Gulfstream GV interior

Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, announced today the addition of a fourth Gulfstream business jet to its managed charter fleet. Its 6,200 nm / 13.5 flying hours Gulfstream GV (N194MF), under private ownership, takes Planet 9’s Part 135 fleet to 10 aircraft. The ultra, long-range Gulfstream GV, with its flexible three-zone cabin and enclosed state-room, is currently available for bookings. 

The Gulfstream V’s spacious 1,812 cu ft cabin, recently retrofitted is ideal for work, rest and relaxation.  It features 14 generous pale grey leather seats. Inflight entertainment can be enjoyed via eight large Ipads, holding a variety of movies. The aircraft also has a well-equipped, full-service rear galley.

“We are very pleased to be adding our second Gulfstream GV model under management,” said Matt Walter, Planet 9’s Cofounder and Director of Business Development. “We said at the outset when we launched the business that we were excited to be resourcing up to manage a 20-strong fleet. Today, we are well on our way to achieving this ambition, supported by a growing, loyal base of customers who have come to depend on us for safe, reliable, discreet air travel around the US, to Europe and the Middle East.” 

Planet 9’s latest Gulfstream GV joins a sister aircraft, plus a Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Global 5000. Planet 9 also operates (and owns) for charter five Dassault Falcon 7Xs.

Planet Nine during the Coronavirus pandemic

“We continued to fly, repatriating families, when the airlines stopped, but right now we are operating more essential, versus luxury travel, flying doctors, healthcare professionals, scientists and diplomats. We’ve carried out a number of flights bringing medical professionals over to the Middle East and Europe,” said Matt Walter. 

“All our crew are wearing wear masks and gloves pre and post flight. Flight attendants wear both throughout the duration of the flight. We're staying up to date with guidelines from health guidelines from the world's governments and adjusting policies as necessary.  Since mid-March we’ve been conducting temperature checks on all passengers prior to flight with non-invasive thermometers; applying additional questions regarding travel history. All our aircraft are professionally disinfected after every flight and all inflight catering is sourced from the safest restaurants and businesses which implement the safest precautions,” he added. “Importantly, we are checking in with our employees, including crews twice daily, to verify everyone is healthy.”

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. 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 centres on the Dassault Falcon 7X fleet as its ‘owned’ aircraft of choice. Planet 9’s Falcons all feature sparklingly refurbished cabin interiors, including full Wi-Fi and IFE from Gogo/Swift Broadband.  

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.

 

Please visit  www.flyplanet9.com  for more information.

Kirti Odedra, Director of Sales 

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