FAI Aviation Group, one of the world´s leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has named its first celebrity brand ambassador as former Formula One World Champion, Mika Häkkinen. Finnish born Häkkinen, nicknamed “The Flying Finn” was Formula One World Champion in 1998 and 1999, driving for McLaren.
In his role as brand ambassador, Häkkinen will promote FAI’s services with a particular focus on Aircraft Charter and Management. Siegfried Axtmann, Founder and Chairman of the FAI Aviation Group, comments: “Mika is a natural fit for the FAI brand with his track record of success in Formula One, his passion for excellence and focus on precision and performance. With his talent, we are delighted to be partnering with him and I look forward to strengthening the FAI brand together.”
Häkkinen adds: “I have been a great advocate of business aviation for some years – it has enabled me to travel freely and flexibly particularly during my racing career. I am proud to be representing FAI. It’s competency as a business jet operator in terms of service excellence, attention to detail and emphasis on safety are impressive. I look forward to helping the brand go from strength to strength.”
About FAI Aviation Group
FAI Aviation Group operates Germany’s largest fleet of business jets and utilised 13,000 hours of air time in 2018. FAI´s group fleet of 25 jet aircraft and one turboprop includes seven Bombardier Global Express, five Bombardier Challenger 604s, one Challenger 850, 11 Learjet 60 series, plus one Premier 1A and one King Air 350. Headquartered at Albrecht Duerer Intl. Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon neutral FBO.
FAI Aviation Group 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.
The Nuremberg headquarters is supported by a sales and support office in Dubai, offering operational advantages in the Middle East. The company also operates a satellite office in Miami in support of its sales and acquisition activities in the Americas.
FAI was the recipient of the Diamond Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) in May 2018 marking the highest safety recognition awarded by EBAA to member companies operating business aircraft for 50 years or 100,000 hours without an accident. In autumn 2018 FAI Aviation Group scooped “Germany´s Best Airline” accolade in the 2018 Focus Money Awards.
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