FAI rent-a-jet sells last LearJet 35A


FAI rent-a-jet recently disposed of its last Learjet 35A. The aircraft was sold to a new owner in Mexico.

Since 2001, four Learjet 35A aircraft have operated for FAI. Between them they have logged 38,000 hours of total airtime, which is roughly the time it would take to travel around the world 450 times.

“Today is an emotional day. This Learjet type was our first Learjet aircraft and served as the engine for the company´s growth in the field of Air Ambulance. I hope that it will perform many happy landings for its new owner.” said Siegfried Axtmann, chairman, FAI.

The company say that the reason for disposing of the smaller LearJet 35As is a rise in demand for larger aircraft that are capable of flying longer distances.

“Sooner or later FAI will also outsource its remaining two Learjet 55 models by replacing them with Learjet 60s and we will be in the good position of operating only two different aircraft models (Learjet 60 and Challenger 604) across our worldwide air ambulance service,” added Axtmann.

The FAI fleet now includes two Learjet 55s, 11 Learjet 60s, five Challenger 604s and three Global Express aircraft.

A further Challenger 604 and Bombardier Global family aircraft are expected to join the fleet later in 2017.

FAI sold LearJet 35A D-COKE to Mexico’s Jet Rescue as XA-DOC