Germany-based general aviation and air ambulance specialist operator FAI rent-a-jet has inducted an eighth Learjet 60 to its fleet.
The aircraft, which is wholly owned by the company, replaces the last Learjet 35A in the FAI portfolio. Learjet 60 models will also replace its four remaining Learjet 55 aircraft over the next 12 months. The company has 14 Learjets based at its Nuremberg headquarters in Germany.
This latest aircraft has been configured into air ambulance format by the FAI Group’s MRO division, FAI Technik. It is available for charter immediately and like the rest of the FAI air ambulance fleet – consisting of four Learjets and four Challenger 604s – it will be used for repatriations, medical emergencies and evacuations worldwide. The aircraft will be based at Nuremberg and will be maintained by FAI Technik.
“We selected the Learjet and Challengers for our air ambulance fleet as they fulfill the specific requirements needed for long-range patient transport,” said Siegfried Axtmann, FAI’s founder and chairman.
“Keeping the company-owned fleet at just three types of aircraft – three Global Express, four Challenger 604 and 14 Learjet 60s – should also deliver significant savings in terms of pilot training, maintenance and parts stock.”
May 18, 2015