FAI renews multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing

FAI Aviation Group, one of the world’s leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has renewed its partnership with world-famous race team, McLaren Racing. Most recently, FAI organised the trip which departed from Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, the UK’s first carbon neutral airport, to Bahrain International Airport for the first race of the season, the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The multi-year partnership aligns two internationally recognised and established brands, leaders in their fields, both committed to excellence. The McLaren partnership enables FAI to raise its profile within the Formula 1 community. The FAI Aviation Group is represented on the rear floor section of the McLaren MCL35M race cars for the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Siegfried Axtmann, Group Chairman and Founder, FAI Aviation Group said: “We are delighted to renew our partnership with McLaren Racing supporting the team, enabling them to fly to their itineraries in Covid-compliant aircraft around the world. We look forward to further promoting our services within the Formula 1 community and once again serving the McLaren team as their official aviation provider during the season.”

Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing added: “McLaren Racing and FAI share a commitment to excellence, and we are thrilled to renew this partnership with the leading aviation service provider. This partnership with FAI will continue to assist and enable us to fly our team safely across the globe for the 2021 Formula 1 season.”

Award-winning FAI has been at the forefront of supporting the Covid pandemic response and last month was honored with the Pandemic Response Special Award at the Middle East Annual Aviation Achievement Awards.

FAI operates a carbon neutral fixed base operation at is Nuremberg, Germany headquarters.

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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About McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since then McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt and the Indianapolis 500 three times.

McLaren Racing currently competes in Formula 1 globally and INDYCAR in the US. The team will contest the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. In 2021 McLaren Racing will race in the INDYCAR Series with drivers Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist, while Juan Pablo Montoya will compete for the team at the 105th running of the Indy 500 in a third Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet.