FAI announces multi-year partnership with McLaren Racing

Tuesday 18th February 2020

  • FAI logo
  • L-R Mika Hakkinen, Brand Ambassador FAI Aviation Group and Siegfried Axtmann Chairman and Founder FA
  • 2020 McLaren Formula1 car MCL35

FAI Aviation Group, one of the world’s leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has partnered with world-famous race team, McLaren Racing. FAI will provide private aviation services to the Formula 1 team as part of a multi-year partnership which will commence at the start of the 2020 season. 

The partnership aligns two internationally recognised and established brands, leaders in their fields, both committed to excellence and will enable FAI to raise its profile within the Formula 1 community.

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.

Siegfried Axtmann, Group Chairman and Founder, FAI Aviation Group said: “We are very excited to become a partner of McLaren Racing. This will enable FAI to promote its services within the Formula 1 community and continue to grow its brand. We look forward to serving the McLaren team as their official private aviation provider as they commence the 2020 season.”

Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing added: “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.”

This latest news follows the announcement in July 2019 of FAI’s first celebrity brand ambassador, former double Formula One World Champion and McLaren driver, Mika Häkkinen. 

About FAI Aviation Group:

FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest Bombardier business jet fleet. FAI´s group fleet of 25 jets and one turboprop comprises six Global Express, one Challenger 850, five Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, together with one 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 and paramedics.

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 the world´s largest fixed wing Air Ambulance Operator by revenue.

www.fai.ag 

About McLaren Racing:  

McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since when McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt and the Indianapolis 500 three times.

McLaren Racing competes in the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, and the IndyCar Series in North America with Oliver Askew and Pato O’Ward.

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