Van Nuys, California
Planet Nine expands Gulfstream charter fleet with second, managed GV
Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, has announced 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.”
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 16th April 2020 | Issue #553