McLaren Racing announces new partnership with FAI Aviation Group
“We are proud to welcome them as partners from the 2020 season”
McLaren Racing and FAI Aviation Group, Germany’s leading global provider of mission-critical aviation services, today announced a multi-year partnership beginning in the 2020 Formula 1 season.
FAI Aviation Group is a European pioneer in global high-end aircraft solutions headquartered at Nuremberg’s Albrecht Duerer International Airport. FAI’s experience spans across more than 30 years, offering a range of aviation services such as VIP charter, aircraft management, air ambulance and maintenance for government agencies, NGOs and HNWI’s
As part of the partnership, FAI Aviation Group will be represented on the inside of the rear wing endplate of the McLaren MCL35 race car for the 2020 Formula 1 season.
Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing said:
“The FAI Aviation Group is a perfect partner for McLaren Racing. Being trusted to provide services to NGO’s and several government agencies underlines the quality and professionalism of the company and its people. We are proud to welcome them as partners from the 2020 season.”
Siegfried Axtmann, Group Chairman and Founder, FAI Aviation Group said:
“The partnership aligns two internationally recognised brands, leaders in their fields, both committed to excellence. We are very excited to become a partner of McLaren Racing enabling FAI to promote its services within the Formula 1 community.”
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.