FAI expands in Algeria and adds 11th Learjet 60
FAI rent-a-jet AG has been awarded a one-year public tendered contract to operate two Learjet 60s from Algiers.
The aircraft will be used for multi-purpose missions including both passenger transport and medevac services.
“We are proud that our significant expertise on the African continent has been recognised with the selection of FAI for this work.”
Volker Lemke, head of FAI´s Air Ambulance Division said: “We are proud that our significant expertise on the African continent has been recognised with the selection of FAI for this work. It demonstrates our strength in this field and strengthens FAI´s position as a leading player in patient transport by air ambulance.”
Operations for the new contract will begin before the end of the year with two aircraft and operating crew setting up a base in Algiers.
FAI recently took delivery of another Learjet 60, adding to the number of Learjets in its exclusively Bombardier fleet. The latest aircraft will be used to support the new operations in Algeria and will replace FAI’s last remaining Learjet 35A.
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Siegfried Axtmann, chairman of FAI added: “We are very pleased to take delivery of our 11th Learjet 60. Time and time again the aircraft demonstrates its suitability for multi mission activity and really adds value to our offering for the new Algerian agreement.”
“FAI continues to maintain a young fleet by outsourcing aircraft older than 25 years which enables us to keep the average age of our entire fleet below 20 years old,” Axtmann said. “We are pleased to say that we operate one of the youngest air ambulance fleets in the industry. By end of 2017, we expect to have replaced our remaining two Learjet 55s with Learjet 60 models.”