FAI Aviation Group named as ‘Employer of the Future’

Tuesday 1st August 2023

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FAI Aviation Group, Germany’s  leading global provider of mission-critical aviation services, has been named as a 2023 ‘Employer of the Future’ by the German Innovation Institute for Sustainability and Digitalisation (DIND). 


FAI was praised for its entrepreneurial, progressive work - in innovation; investing in and maximising the use of technology and sustainable practices. 


DIND, whose patron is Brigitte Zypries, former Federal Minister of Economics, is an advocate for small and medium-sized businesses in Germany.  Through this award, SME’s who have stood out as being exceptional employers are celebrated. 


Siegfried Axtmann, founder and Chairman of FAI Aviation Group, commented.  “We are pleased to accept this coveted award which recognises our success in fostering a supportive and engaging workplace for our employees. I would like to dedicate this award to our excellent 300-strong workforce who every day go the extra mile to help make our 36 year old company a success. As we currently face a shortage of skilled workers in Germany, I hope this will help us to attract future talented individuals.“


Following the opening of its new MRO facility at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in February, FAI widened its workforce earlier this year, adding 10 team members including engineers and mechanics.


FAI Aviation Group is named as an

'Employer of the Future'



About FAI Aviation Group  


FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest fleet of Bombardier business jets. The fleet includes five Global Express, six Challenger 604s and seven Learjet 60s. FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon-neutral fixed-base operation at its Nuremberg, Germany headquarters, employing a staff of close to 300 people, including 100 mechanics and engineers at its MRO`s in Nuremberg and Berlin.  FAI´s Group consolidated revenues in 2022 were more than  € 130 m with a fleet utilization of more than 12,000 hours of flight time.


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 honored 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.


In 2022, FAI was awarded “20 years of Aviation Excellence in the Middle East” by MEA Business at the Aviation Innovation Awards.


FAI is an official supplier of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.


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