FAI Aviation Group scoops Germanys Best Airline accolade at Focus Money Award
FAI Aviation Group, Germany’s largest business jet fleet operator, has been awarded the accolade of ‘Deutschlands Beste Fluggesellschaften’ (Germany’s Best Airline) by German language business magazine, Focus Money.
FAI was awarded the gong for scoring highly across several key parameters including level of service, quality of service, price versus performance, consumer recommendation and trust in the product.
FAI Aviation Group Chairman, Siegfried Axtmann, commented: “We’re delighted to be recognised by Focus Money. It’s an excellent endorsement for us which has been achieved by the sheer hard work and dedication of our great team and our continued investment in the company.”
Focus Money added their congratulations and said: “There is nothing better than being the best. Following our first ever detailed market survey of 20,000 brands in Germany, FAI Aviation Group, now belongs to one of the country’s best. Well done!”
The award comes as FAI continues to experience consistent growth and success. Last month, the company added its first Bombardier Challenger 850 to its 25-strong fleet. The aircraft which is available for immediate charter in 14-seat VIP configuration can also convert to a comfortable medevac transport. The additional aircraft serves to strengthen the company’s position as one of Europe’s largest Bombardier operators, which brings significant operational and cost benefits.
The company inaugurated its new 4,500 m2 carbon neutral Hangar 8 last year, the largest general aviation hangar complex in Germany complementing its existing 2,000 m2 Hangar 6 and 3,000 m2 Hangar 7.
The company also continues to grow its dedicated maintenance division, FAI Technik, at its Nuremberg, Germany base, which specialises in Bombardier Business Jets MRO. The division recently completed its fifth full Global Express aircraft cabin refurbishment.
Following record financial results in 2017, the division anticipates record financial results for this year with revenues of around € 12 m compared with € 9.7 m in 2017.
FAI is one of the world’s leading air ambulance jet operators, logging more than 10,000 hours per year flying air ambulance missions – which represents a distance of more than 100 times around the Globe.
The Focus Money Awards are based on the results of a German research study conducted by Focus Money and Deutschland Test supported by the Institut fȕr Management und Wirtsschaftsforschung (IMWF) and the International School of Management (ISM). A total of 256 business sectors were included and 33.4 million online responses were collated from customers across 20,000 brands.
About FAI Technik
Based at Albrecht Duerer Airport in Nuremberg, FAI Technik provides MRO services for Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global Express aircraft, including the FAI rent-a-jet AG operated fleet. It also supports FAI´s dedicated fleet of air ambulance jets.
About FAI Aviation Group
FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest Bombardier business jet fleet. FAI´s group fleet of 27 jets and one turboprop comprises six Global Express, one Challenger 850, six Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, together with two Premier 1A light jet and one King Air 350 turboprop.
FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon-neutral fixed-base operation at its Nuremberg, Germany headquarters, employing a full-time staff of 220 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its in-house maintenance centre, plus some 50 part-time physicians.
FAI´s Group revenues in 2019 were close to € 100 m combined to a fleet utilization of more than 14.000 hours of airtime.
FAI was proud to receive 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 accident. In autumn 2018 FAI Aviation Group scooped “Germany´s Best Airline” accolade in the 2018 Focus Money Awards.
In October 2019 FAI’s Air Ambulance Division was one of three finalists for the 2019 ITIJ industry award – Air Ambulance Company of the Year. During the Dubai Airshow in November 2019 FAI was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award, in recognition of its 30 years of air ambulance and special mission flying and a 10-year anniversary award from MEBAA, reflecting the fact that 20% of FAI’s flying activity is now in the Middle East.
FAI is an official partner of McLaren F1 Racing.