FAI adds eighth Learjet 60 to fleet.

Wednesday 13th May 2015

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  • FAI Adds Learjet 60 to fleet

Germany-based general aviation and air ambulance specialist operator FAI rent-a-jet has announced the induction of an eighth Learjet 60 (S/N 281) into its fleet. The aircraft, which is wholly owned by the company, replaces the last Learjet 35A in the FAI portfolio. Learjet 60 models will also replace the four remaining Learjet 55 aircraft in the fleet over the next twelve months. With a total of fourteen Learjets based at its Nuremberg headquarters FAI continues to be the largest Bombardier Learjet operator outside of the Americas and will be promoting its full range of services at this years EBACE 2015 on booth Q090.

This latest aircraft has been configured into air ambulance format by the FAI Group's specialized MRO division, FAI Technik. It is available for charter immediately and like the rest of the FAI air ambulance fleet - consisting of four Learjets and four Challenger 604s - will serve repatriations, medical emergencies and evacuations worldwide. The aircraft will be based at the company's headquarters in Nuremberg and will also be maintained by FAI Technik.

The acquisition of the Bombardier type demonstrates FAI's continued commitment to running a dedicated Bombardier fleet of 21 aircraft, which also includes ten aircraft fulfilling long-term ACMI or management contracts.

"We selected the Learjet and Challengers for our air ambulance fleet as they fulfill the specific requirements needed for long range patient transport," said Siegfried Axtmann, FAI´s Founder and Chairman. "Keeping the company owned fleet at just three types of aircraft (three Global Express, four Challenger 604 and 14 Learjet 60), should also deliver significant savings in terms of pilot training, maintenance and parts-stock and consequently increase FAI´s profitability further", he added.

FAI is one of the leading suppliers to the world's largest Non-Governmental Organisation with which it has been working for more than 11 years. Last year it averaged one medical evacuation a week from Africa.





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