FAI debuts at the Bahrain International Airshow and showcases first Bombardier Challenger 850


Aéro-News ( first Bombardier Challenger 850 ) – FAI rent-a-jet AG, the leading global provider of mission-critical aviation services, is proud to make its debut at the fifth Bahrain International Airshow this week, Booth P32. The company will showcase its first Bombardier Challenger 850 business aircraft on the static display,

The aircraft (registration D-AFAN) which is the newest member in the company’s 25-strong fleet is multi-role and based at the company HQ in Nuremberg, Germany. Available for immediate charter in 14-seat VIP aircraft configuration with three distinct cabin zones, it can also convert to a comfortable medevac transport.

Siegfried Axtmann, Chairman of FAI Aviation Group, who will be at the show this week comments: “We are very proud to make our debut at this exciting show and present our first Challenger 850 model. It’s comfortable three-zone cabin is as roomy as a Global Express with low operating costs comparable with a Challenger 605. This aircraft is perfect for luxury VIP travel at a competitive price and I am confident that it will appeal to potential clients in the Middle East market”.

During the show, FAI will meet with aviation delegates and aviation friends of Bahrain. FAI has 10 aircraft operating under aircraft management and looks forward to talking with potential clients about it during the show.  The company will also be promoting the expansion of FAI Technik, its dedicated and expanding maintenance division at its Nuremberg, Germany base, which specializes in Bombardier Business Jets MRO.

FAI has heightened interest in the region, having welcomed its strategic new investor from Bahrain in 2017 – The Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

About FAI Aviation Group

FAI Group operates Germany’s largest fleet of business jets and utilized ca. 13,000 hours of air time in 2017. FAI´s group fleet of 24 jet aircraft and one turboprop includes six Bombardier Global Express, five Bombardier Challenger 604s, one Challenger 850, 11Learjet 60 plus one Premier 1A and one King Air 350. Headquartered at Albrecht Duerer Intl. Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon neutral FBO.

FAI Group employs a full-time staff of 200 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its in-house MRO plus some 50 part time physicians and paramedics. FAI operates satellite offices in Dubai and Miami.

FAI was the recipient of 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 an accident.


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