FAI nominated as finalist in Air Ambulance Company of Year Award
The Air Ambulance division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has been named as one of three finalists in the 2019 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal’s (ITIJ) industry awards – Air Ambulance Company of the Year category.
This is the 17th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the third nomination for FAI. The winner will be announced at a prestigious black-tie Global Finale Dinner which takes place on October 31st at The Intercontinental hotel in Malta during the International Travel & Health Insurance Global Conference.
Commenting on the nomination, Volker Lemke who heads up FAI´s Air Ambulance Division, said: “We are naturally very pleased that our work has been recognised. This nomination is further confirmation of our continued commitment to our clients, outstanding service and medical excellence. Regardless of the outcome, I would like to congratulate our team of talented staff who put in a tremendous effort every day for the benefit of the patients who fly with us and our global client base who support us. I am extremely grateful to them and proud of the entire team.”
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.