FAI honoured with Aviation Annual Achievement Award in Dubai
Germany‘s Air Ambulance Specialist and Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award in the Anniversary Milestone category during a special Gala Evening held last week coinciding with the Dubai Air Show.
The prestigous event which attracted over 500 aviation industry leaders and over 100 organisations was held on a 220ft mega yacht berthed at the world famous Pier 7, Dubai Marina. FAI Founder and Chairman, Siegfried Axtmann, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Siegfried Axtmann said: “We are delighted to be honoured with such a prestigious award. It’s an outstanding achievement and fabulous to be recognised for our 30-year anniversary milestone. We have enjoyed a strong presence in the MENA region over the past 16 years. Our success and organic growth here reflects our company’s ethos – our continued commitment to our clients, first class service and medical excellence. I would like to congratulate our team of talented staff who put in a tremendous effort every day.”
FAI Aviation Group is co-owned by the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain (Mumtalakat). The company is the world’s largest air ambulance jet operator by revenue, logging far above 10,000 hours per year flying air ambulance missions. It is also Germany’s largest Bombardier business jet operator, boasts a fleet of 25 jets and logged over 13,500 hours in 2018.
The Annual Aviation Awards were set up in 2015 to recognise the region’s most innovative and inspirational organisations and individuals. The awards follow an application process which is judged by a committee. The winning entries are chosen based on unique and exceptional achievement that has contributed to the growth, efficiency, safety and advancement of the region’s aviation industry.
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.