FAI collects Diamond Award or Safety from EBAA

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 Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest Bombardier business jet fleet which brings significant operational and cost benefits. In addition to the seven Global Express jets, FAI´s group fleet includes, one Challenger 850, six Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, together with two Premier 1A light jets and one King Air turboprop.

FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon-neutral fixed-base operation at its Nuremberg, Germany headquarters, employing a staff of 250 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its in-house MRO FAI Technik GmbH. FAI´s Group revenues in 2019 were close to € 100 m with 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 2021, FAI was awarded the Pandemic Response Special Award in recognition of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and in 2019 FAI was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award, in recognition of its 30 years of air ambulance and special mission flying. In 2019, FAI received a 10-year anniversary award from MEBAA, reflecting the fact that 20 % of FAI’s flying activity is now in the Middle East.

In 2020, FAI´s Air Ambulance Division was named winner of 2020 ITIJ industry award – Air Ambulance Company of the Year.

FAI is an official supplier of McLaren Racing.

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