FAI’s first Challenger 850 undergoes refurbishment


FAI Technik is refurbishing the interior and livery of a Bombardier Challenger 850 recently acquired by FAI rent-a-jet. The aircraft will be made available for ad-hoc charter from mid-November, based at Nuremberg Airport in Germany.

The German-registered aircraft is FAI’s first Challenger 850 and will bring its fleet size to 25, including 10 managed aircraft.

“We are very pleased to welcome our first Challenger 850 model, which features a comfortable three-zone cabin as roomy as a Global Express and low operating costs comparable with a Challenger 605,” said Siegfried Axtmann, chairman of FAI Aviation Group. “I am confident that it will prove a popular choice with our customers.”

The company recently bid farewell to its last Learjet 55, which will now be operated in Mexico by Med Jets, an air ambulance operator.

“We are obviously sad to say farewell to our last Learjet 55,” said Axtmann. “It has proved to be an effective workhorse for FAI over the years. By focusing on the operation of only one type of the Learjet family, the Learjet 60, FAI anticipates greater efficiency through further cost savings in crew-training and spare part stocking.”

FAI has a total of 11 Learjet 60s in service.

FAI’s first Challenger 850 undergoes refurbishment

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