FAI nominated as finalist in Air Ambulance Company of Year Award

Thursday 24th October 2019

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The Air Ambulance division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG  has been named as one of three finalists in the 2019 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal's (ITIJ) industry awards - Air Ambulance Company of the Year category. This is the 17th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the third nomination for FAI. The winner will be announced at a prestigious black-tie Global Finale Dinner which takes place on  October 31st at The Intercontinental hotel in Malta  during the  International Travel & Health Insurance  Global Conference.

 

Commenting on the nomination, Volker Lemke who heads up FAI´s Air Ambulance Division, said: “We are naturally very pleased that our work has been recognised. This nomination is  further confirmation of our continued commitment to our clients, outstanding service and medical excellence.  Regardless of the outcome, I would like to congratulate our team of talented staff who put in a tremendous effort every day for the benefit of the patients who fly with us and our global client base who support us. I am extremely grateful to them and proud of the entire team.”

 

FAI is the world’s largest air ambulance jet operator by revenue, logging far above 10,000 hours per year flying air ambulance missions.  The 10-strong fleet which comprises Learjet 60, Bombardier Challenger 604 and Bombardier Global Express is based at FAI’s Headquarters at Albrecht Dürer International Airport in Nuremberg. It  is supported by some 200 full time staff plus 50 part-time physicians and paramedics .   The company specialises in air support in hostile areas for the world´s largest NGO. It currently averages three intercontinental medical evacuations per day for its global client base.

 

About FAI Aviation Group

FAI Aviation Group operates Germany's largest fleet of Bombardier business jets and utilised more than 13,000 hours of air time in 2018. FAI´s group fleet of 25 jet aircraft and one turboprop includes six 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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