The Air Ambulance division of German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has been named as one of three finalists in the 2019 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal’s (ITIJ) industry awards – Air Ambulance Company of the Year category. This is the 17th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the third nomination for FAI. The winner will be announced at a prestigious black-tie Global Finale Dinner which takes place on October 31st at The Intercontinental hotel in Malta during the International Travel & Health Insurance Global Conference.
Commenting on the nomination, Volker Lemke who heads up FAI´s Air Ambulance Division, said: “We are naturally very pleased that our work has been recognised. This nomination is further confirmation of our continued commitment to our clients, outstanding service and medical excellence. Regardless of the outcome, I would like to congratulate our team of talented staff who put in a tremendous effort every day for the benefit of the patients who fly with us and our global client base who support us. I am extremely grateful to them and proud of the entire team.”
FAI is the world’s largest air ambulance jet operator by revenue, logging far above 10,000 hours per year flying air ambulance missions. The 10-strong fleet which comprises Learjet 60, Bombardier Challenger 604 and Bombardier Global Express is based at FAI’s Headquarters at Albrecht Dürer International Airport in Nuremberg. It is supported by some 200 full time staff plus 50 part-time physicians and paramedics. The company specialises in air support in hostile areas for the world´s largest NGO. It currently averages three intercontinental medical evacuations per day for its global client base.