FAI rent-a-jet AG, Germany´s largest business jet operator, has bid farewell to its penultimate Learjet 55 aircraft (D-CAAE), which will now continue life as an air ambulance jet in the USA.
The Learjet 55 has already been replaced by a Learjet 60 aircraft (D-CFAL) recently acquired by FAI in Bulgaria. Earlier this year, FAI’s last Learjet 35A aircraft was also replaced by a Learjet 60 (D-CFAT).
Siegfried Axtmann, Chairman of FAI rent-a-jet AG, commented, “I am delighted to see that our fleet replacement and harmonisation project is on track. We anticipate outsourcing our last Learjet 55 by mid-2018 as scheduled, completing our transition to a more modern Learjet fleet comprised entirely of Learjet 60 aircraft.”
FAI currently has 11 Learjet 60 aircraft in service, which means it operates the world´s largest fleet of that aircraft type. Beside the Learjet 60, the company also operates four Global Express, five Challenger 604 aircraft, one Premier 1A and a King Air 350. The company recently added its largest corporate jet to the fleet, an Airbus A319CJ which will be available for lease and ad hoc charter in mid-2018 following a cabin upgrade.
About FAI Aviation Group
FAI Group operates Germany’s largest fleet of business jets and utilized more than 13,000 hours of air time in 2016. FAI´s fleet of 23 jet aircraft including three Bombardier Global Express, six Bombardier Challenger 604, eleven Bombardier Learjet 60 and two Bombardier Learjet 55 plus one Premier 1a and one King Air 350. Headquartered at Albrecht Dürer International Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon neutral FBO. FAI employs a full time staff of 190 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at FAI´s in house MRO plus some 50 part time physicians and paramedics. FAI operates satellite offices in Dubai and Miami, as well as line stations in Bamako and Dakar.
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