FAI Air Ambulance receives Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth Award at the MEA Business Achievement Awards

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

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  • FAI Air Ambulance receives Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth Award at the MEA Business Achiev

FAI’s Air Ambulance Division has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth Award’ in the Air Ambulance category at the MEA Business Achievement Awards 2024 in Dubai. FAI’s Dubai-based team members accepted the award from  Kenneth Mitchen Executive Director and Publisher, Creative Middle East Media   at a prestigious ceremony and gala dinner held at the Ritz Carlton JBR on June 25th.   Determined by a panel of industry experts, the MEA Business Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate the most innovative and successful businesses and leaders across the Middle East and Africa.


This latest award is testament to FAI Air Ambulance’s achievements in the Middle East, most notably  its recent Commercial Airline Medical Escort (CAME) accreditation from the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) for its Dubai-based medical escort service. This followed FAI’s accreditation as an approved EURAMI provider in early 2023.


The CAME endorsement accredits aero-medical providers performing patient transfers, like FAI, to transport patients seated in the cabin or on a designated stretcher. FAI is the first private company in the GCC with EURAMI CAME accreditation and the only European fixed-wing operator to receive both the CAME accreditation and the EURAMI-approved provider accreditation in the GCC.


Barbara Baumgartner, Managing Director, FAI rent-a-jet DMCC branch, comments: “We are honoured and proud to receive this award which serves as a great endorsement for our achievements in the region. I would like to thank our clients for their continued support as well as our dedicated team of professionals who work tirelessly every day to make our work possible.”


FAI rent-a-jet is one of the world’s largest air ambulance jet operators.   It’s air ambulance operations boasts a diverse and state-of-the-art 10-strong fleet of Bombardier aircraft (Learjet 60, Challenger 604s and Global Express aircraft), equipped with advanced medical technology to handle a wide range of air ambulance missions. This diversity allows FAI to tailor its services to the unique needs of each patient, ensuring the highest level of care during transport   which may include some of the most critical and challenging cases in the industry. FAI Air ambulance  is supported by more than 50 part-time physicians, nurses and paramedics.  The company also specializes in air support in hostile areas for the world´s largest NGO.


In November 2023, FAI Aviation Group was named Air Ambulance Company of the Year at the Middle East Aviation Awards and Barbara Baumgartner was named Aviation Business Innovative Leader.

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