planet nine adds another falcon 7x to its charter fleet
November 15, 2018
Planet Nine Private Air Limited (“P9PA”), North America’s newest boutique ultra long-haul charter specialist introduced its third VIP 16-seat Falcon 7X (N919NE) into service last week. The aircraft’s arrival rounds off a frenetic first six months for the Van Nuys, California based operator, recently accredited with WYVERN WINGMAN status, under the new onsite flight leader programme, coinciding with NBAA-BACE last month.
“We are very proud to have achieved our initial goal of introducing three newly refurbished 5,950m ultra long-range Falcon 7X business jets into the market whilst at the same assembling a world class group of pilots, crew members and operational ground support personnel since being awarded our Part 135 operating certificate in June,” commented co-founder and head of business development Matt Walter.
“None of this would have been possible without the honest and impartial advice provided by Freestream CEO Alireza Ittihadieh, who successfully sourced, structured and negotiated all three aircraft transactions on behalf of P9PA,” commented James Seagrim, director of operations at P9PA, adding, “we are very grateful for his expertise and counsel.”
“James Seagrim and Matthew Walter over many years, built up a deserved and stellar reputation at Advanced Air Management for safety, quality and service in the ultra-long range charter market,” said Alireza Ittihadieh. “And it is no surprise to anyone that they have quickly bounced back with their new company.”
Obtaining WYVERN WINGMAN status in October was a very pleasing endorsement for us, said Planet Nine Chief Financial Officer, Bill Wulf, who previously spent 23 years at NetJets in various leadership roles. “As a group of dedicated aviation professionals, we are pleased to be accredited so early in our history, fulfilling WYVERN’s rigorous safety and maintenance requirements.”
The globally revered Wyvern endorsement recognises Planet Nine’s “delivery of consistent and exceptional service and acknowledges the business has the infrastructure to support over 20 aircraft with a best in class finance function to deliver a seamless flight experience to their clientele.”
“Planet Nine has demonstrated a commitment to safety through its established Safety Management System. In its quest to successfully achieve Wingman Certified status they have embraced The Wingman Standard, and proven they go above and beyond minimum regulatory requirements, allowing them to become an industry leader in safety culture,” commented Sonnie Bates, CEO of Wyvern Ltd.