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FAI operates a fleet of 21 aircraft in VIP charter and air ambulance, inclusive a fleet of 6 aircraft providing Special Mission Services for the world´s largest NGO.

In addition to UN, FAI is also approved service provider of ICRC (Intl. Committee of the Red Cross), WFP (World Food Program) and other global acting Health and Relief Organizations.

FAI’s current fleet consists of: 2 Learjet 55, 11 Learjet 60/60XR, 5 Challenger 604 and 3 Bombardier Global Express. One of these aircraft (a LR60XR) is operated under an aircraft management contract or on behalf of corporate owner.

FAI holds an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by the German Federal Ministry of Transport under license no. D-049 AOC, as well as a Maintenance License for aircraft of the manufacturer Learjet-Bombardier and Falcon Dassault, license no. DE.145.0062 EASA Part-145. FAI also operates an in-house pilot-training center (APPROVED TRAINING ORGANISATION; ATO) under license no. DE.ATO.062.

All three licenses are quality seals, certifying that all quality requirements are met for air transport, maintenance and pilot-training. This is compulsory for all German Air Service Operators.

2015

FAI operational revenues for 2015: € 79.4 m.

In August, FAI has been nominated as one of the four finalists of the ITIJ (International Travel & Health Insurance Journal) Air Ambulance Company Of The Year industry awards 2015.

In July, FAI rent-a-jet AG received an award for being one of the “Bavarian Best 50”–Enterprises of the year for its outstanding increase in sales and employees in recent years. The award was handed over by Mrs. Ilse Aigner, the Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Energy and Technology in the State of Bavaria.

In July as well, Axtmann Holding AG becomes sole Shareholder of FAI after acquiring MIG’s stake in FAI and Fly Alpha GmbH becomes Member of FAI Aviation Group after Axtmann Holding AG acquired majority stake in the company.

FAI starts replacing its Learjet 35+55 by acquiring additional fleet of Learjet 60 aircraft.

2014

Audited revenues for 2014: € 72.5 m ($ 90 m), what reflects an increase of 11% compared to the previous year.

Fleet utilization increased by 10% to more than 12,700 hours of airtime.

May 20 - 22: Participation to Ebace Convention, Geneva.

March: completion and opening of FAI hangar 7 with additional capacity of 3000 m² adjacent to its existing hangar 6 and office building.

On February 25/26/27 participation in Abu Dhabi Air Expo (Booth #12).

2013

Audited revenues for 2013: € 66.3 m ($ 91.4 m)

In June, FAI starts expanding its hangar space in Nuremberg by building an additional hangar of 3000 m² adjacent to its existing hangar and office building.

In May at EBACE Convention in Geneva, FAI rent-a-jet AG receives the Bronze Safety of Flight Award for achieving more than 40,000 hours of safe flying since 2008.

2012

FAI’s revenues exceed € 64 m (US$ 86 m). A 28% increase vs. 2011.

In November, FAI wins the prestigious "Ambulance of the Year" Industry Award from the "International Travel Insurance Journal".

In February, FAI opens a branch office in Dubaï.

2011

In the fiscal year of 2011 FAI generates operational revenues of more than € 50 m (US$ 64 m), which reflects an increase of more than 20% versus 2010. 40% of the revenues (= € 20 m) were generated by the business sector "worldwide Patient Transport by Ambulance Jet", 20% in "Public Services" for NGO’s in Africa, 30% in "VIP-Charter" and 10% in "Aircraft-Leasing and Maintenance for 3rd Party".

In November, FAI establishes its in-house aircraft sales, lease and management department.

The inauguration of FAI’s new headquarters takes place in April at Nuremberg International Airport (NUE/EDDN).

2010

In summer 2010 FAI starts the construction of a company owned state of the art 6000 m² hangar and office building in Nuremberg. FAI brilliantly passes the EURAMI audit for re-certification. In June, MIG increases its interest in FAI to 51 %, after Exercising a call-option.

2009

FAI is expanding the activities in executive travel or VIP charter when taking delivery from Dassault Aircraft of a new Falcon 900DX EASy.

In March, FAI acquires a 60% stake in Nomad Aviation, Switzerland, a Swiss EU-OPS1 Operator. This stake is sold in June 2010 within a management buy-out to the Managing Directors.

2008

The Axtmann-Family sells a 49,9 % stake in FAI to MIG Aviation Holdings Ltd., Nicosia, Cyprus. A 100 % subsidiary of MIG Marfin Investment Group Holdings S. A., Athens, Greece, which is not only the largest Investment Group in Greece, but also one of the largest ones in Eastern Europe.

2007

FAI is awarded the EURAMI’s (European Aero-Medical Institute) Certificate "Critical Care", which is the highest certification EURAMI is issuing to Air Ambulance Operators.

2001

FAI acquires its first two Learjet Aircraft (Learjet 35A + Learjet 55), the company starts concentrating to Air Ambulance related business.

1991

FAI takes over GRUNDIG’s Flight Department in a second outsourcing process.

1989

The private club sells the company by an outsourcing process and the new company’s name is FAI. The company is owned by the Axtmann-Family’s Holding and is fully independent.

1986

FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba FAI Flight-Ambulance-International) is founded as a 100%-subsidiary of a private club under the company name of IFA-Flugbetriebs GmbH, and starts operation of two ea. rescue-helicopters.

FAI's FBO (North view)
FAI's FBO and headquarters in Nuremberg (North view)
FAI's FBO (North-East view)
FAI's FBO (North-East view)
FAI's FBO (South-East view)
FAI's FBO (South-East view)