Former Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen named Brand Ambassador of FAI Aviation Group

FAI Aviation Group, one of the world´s leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has named its first celebrity brand ambassador as former Formula One World Champion, Mika Häkkinen. Finnish born Häkkinen, nicknamed “The Flying Finn” was Formula One World Champion in 1998 and 1999, driving for McLaren.

In his role as brand ambassador, Häkkinen will promote FAI’s services with a particular focus on Aircraft Charter and Management. Siegfried Axtmann, Founder and Chairman of the FAI Aviation Group, comments: “Mika is a natural fit for the FAI brand with his track record of success in Formula One, his passion for excellence and focus on precision and performance. With his talent, we are delighted to be partnering with him and I look forward to strengthening the FAI brand together.”

Häkkinen adds: “I have been a great advocate of business aviation for some years – it has enabled me to travel freely and flexibly particularly during my racing career. I am proud to be representing FAI. It’s competency as a business jet operator in terms of service excellence, attention to detail and emphasis on safety are impressive. I look forward to helping the brand go from strength to strength.”

About FAI Aviation Group

FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest fleet of Bombardier business jets which brings with it significant operational and cost benefits. In addition to five Global Express jets, FAI´s fleet includes one Challenger 850, six Challenger 604s, nine Learjet 60s, together with one Premier 1A light jet.

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 2021 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 2019 FAI received a 10-year anniversary award from MEBAA, reflecting the fact that 20 % of its flying activity is now in the Middle East and was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award, in recognition of its 30 years of air ambulance and special mission flying.

In 2020 and 2021 FAI received the prestigious Award “Air Ambulance Company of the Year” from ITIJ Magazine.

In 2021, FAI was awarded the Pandemic Response Special Award in recognition of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

FAI is official supplier of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.

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