FAI Aviation Group is in a buoyant mood having been awarded a Diamond Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) last week at a special event held during the EBACE Convention in Geneva, Switzerland. Siegfried Axtmann, FAI Group Chairman proudly accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Diamond status is the highest safety recognition awarded by EBAA to member companies operating business aircraft for 50 years or 100,000 hours without an accident. On accepting the Award, Siegfried Axtmann said: “Having received the Gold Award last year, it is very gratifying to be recognised again, particularly with such a prestigious award. The Diamond Award is an outstanding achievement and an important milestone for the company. Safety is our number one priority and at the heart of everything that we do. It also highlights the tremendous effort that everyone in our team puts in every day for which I am grateful.”
FAI is the world’s largest air ambulance jet operator by revenue, having logged more than 200,000 hours flying air ambulance missions. It is also Germany’s largest general aviation operator by fleet operating more than 13,000 hours of airtime in 2017.
FAI’s fleet comprises 23 jet aircraft and one turboprop including five Bombardier Global Express, five Bombardier Challenger 604s, 11 Learjet 60, one Learjet 55 plus one Premier 1A and one King Air 350.
About FAI Aviation Group
FAI Group operates Germany’s largest fleet of business jets and utilised more than 13,000 hours of air time in 2016. FAI Group’s fleet of 23 jet aircraft and one turboprop, four Bombardier Global Express jets, six Bombardier Challenger 604s, 11 Learjet 60s, one Learjet 55 plus a Premier 1A and a King Air 350. Headquartered at Albrecht Duerer International Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon neutral FBO. FAI employs a full-time staff of 200 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its in-house MRO, plus some 50 part-time physicians and paramedics. FAI operates satellite offices in Dubai and Miami.
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