FAI Technik receives FAA approval for EASA MRO licence
FAI Technik GmbH, the maintenance division of Germany’s FAI Aviation Group, announces that it has now received FAA approval for its EASA Part 145 licence. With the certificate in place, the company is fully authorized to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul on US registered business aviation aircraft at its Albrecht Duerer Airport headquarters in Nuremberg. This latest licence follows similar approvals from the Nigerian authorities in October 2018 and from the Cayman Islands and Bermuda in 2017.
Siegfried Axtmann, Founder and Chairman of the FAI Aviation Group, comments: “This latest approval from the FAA is yet another milestone for FAI Technik as it continues to see growing demand. We look forward to serving some of the many US-registered aircraft operating in Europe and on the African Continent as we continue to extend our remit and capabilities and deliver excellent results for our customers.”
Last month, FAI Technik started work on its sixth in-house Global Express cabin refurbishment which marked one of the most extensive refurbishment projects for the type. Named ‘Project Pearl’, the Bombardier BD700 will include 60, 120- and 240-month inspections and feature Collins Aerospace’s latest VenueTM cabin management system and high definition entertainment system.
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. The division is supported by some 60 full time staff.
FAI Aviation Group will return to EBACE next month (Avinode Stand #B71) as it celebrates 30 years of business jet operations.
About FAI Aviation Group
FAI Aviation Group operates Germany’s largest fleet of business jets and utilised 13,000 hours of air time in 2018. FAI´s group fleet of 25 jet aircraft and one turboprop includes seven Bombardier Global Express, five Bombardier Challenger 604s, one Challenger 850, 12 Learjet 60 series, plus one Premier 1A and one King Air 350. Headquartered at Albrecht Duerer Intl. Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon neutral FBO.
FAI Aviation Group employs a full-time staff of 200 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its in-house MRO plus some 50 part-time physicians and paramedics.
The Nuremberg headquarters is supported by a sales and support office in Dubai, offering operational advantages in the Middle East. The company also operates a satellite office in Miami in support of its sales and acquisition activities in the Americas.
FAI was the recipient of 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 an accident. In autumn 2018 FAI Aviation Group scooped “Germany´s Best Airline” accolade in the 2018 Focus Money Awards.
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