GainJet extends range of VIP Boeing 737
VIP charter operator GainJet Aviation has purchased Long Range AG’s “Quick Change” auxiliary fuel tank system for its Boeing 737-400.
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By adding the system on its VIP 737 (Registration: SX-ATF), the aircraft’s flight range is increased by 3.5 hours.
Once installed, the aircraft will be able to fly for a maximum of nine hours, making city pairs like Dubai to London or New York to Paris possible.
Karl Lang, CEO of Long Range said: “The ‘Quick Change’ fuel system is just that: quick and easy! The system allows for quick and easy installation or removal of tanks, which offers the crew the ability to configure the system on a mission by mission case. Simply ‘plug in’ more fuel tanks for longer flights or remove them for more cargo space.”
GainJet’s VIP B737 will soon fly out to Kelowna, Canada where the installation of the system will take place.
“Think of Legos snapping together,” Lang explains. “No plumbing, wiring or tooling is required to connect the slave tanks. They are that simple!”
“As a private jet charter operator, it’s important to provide our customers with flexibility and in Long Range’s system we’ve found exactly what we’re looking for.”
Captain Ramsey Shaban CEO of GainJet added: “As a private jet charter operator, it’s important to provide our customers with flexibility and in Long Range’s system we’ve found exactly what we’re looking for. Our B737 is a popular aircraft and is diversely utilised: from rock bands or full squads of football teams with plenty of equipment doing regional travel; to highly affluent individuals travelling long distances with a small group of their family and/or friends. We also do flights for multinational corporations sending 60 executives travelling on a business trip.”
“It really does vary. With this system we’re able to perfectly accommodate our customers’ needs on a case by case basis because of the flexibility it offers. So we’re very excited about re-introducing our VIP B737 back to the market at the end of summer, with the Long Range aux fuel system installed. I like to think of it as GainJet’s “Long Range” VIP Boeing 737,” Shaban concluded.
After the installation, GainJet’s VIP B737 will complement the operator’s other executive airliner – a VIP Boeing 757, which has a flight range of 9.5 hours and a bedroom, and also accommodates over 60 passengers. Shaban states: “It will serve its own market, but the 737 will also act as a back-up for our B757 and vice versa.”