FAI extends partnership with McLaren Formula 1 Team

Friday 15th December 2023

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FAI Aviation Group, one of the world’s  leading global providers of mission-critical aviation services, has extended its partnership with the world-famous McLaren Formula 1 Team. FAI will be known as an ‘official partner’ of McLaren Formula 1 Team and continue to provide executive aviation services to the team. As part of the agreement, FAI Aviation Group is proud to be prominently represented on Lando Norris’ helmet.


The partnership between the two companies which commenced in early 2020, aligns two internationally recognized and established brands, leaders in their fields, both committed to excellence.  Over this time, it has enabled FAI to raise its profile within the Formula 1 community and grow its brand.


Siegfried Axtmann, Group Chairman and Founder, FAI Aviation Group said: “We are extremely pleased to extend our partnership with McLaren Racing following a successful close to four-year cooperation. As a company we have boosted our visibility and enhanced our value. We look forward to continue serving the McLaren team, which is having a terrific Season flying them to their race destinations across the world, as their official partner.”


Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing added:  “We are delighted to extend our partnership with FAI Aviation Group. Since 2020, we have had a strong partnership underlined by a dedication to professionalism, and we are proud to continue this into the 2024 season and beyond.”


Lando Norris

(Photo credit - McLaren Racing)


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 five 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 2023 will be more than  € 140 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 honoured 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.


In 2023, FAI was awarded “Air Ambulance Company of the Year” from Middle East Aviation Awards during Dubai Airshow.


FAI is official partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.





About McLaren Racing


McLaren Racing was founded by racing driver Bruce McLaren 60 years ago in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966. McLaren has since won 20 Formula 1 world championships, 183 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt.    


McLaren Racing competes across five racing series. The team competes in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with McLaren F1 drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Arrow McLaren drivers Pato O’Ward, Alexander Rossi and David Malukas, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with NEOM McLaren Formula E Team drivers Jake Hughes and Sam Bird, and the Extreme E Championship as the NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team. The team also competes in the F1 Sim Racing  Championship as McLaren Shadow, having won the 2022 Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships.   


McLaren is a champion for sustainability in the sport and a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment. It is  committed to achieving net zero by 2040  and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture in the motorsport industry.   


McLaren Racing – Official Website  

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