Germany´s Flight Ambulance International (FAI) has taken a big step towards becoming one of Europe´s largest operators of Learjets, the aircraft that it has chosen to form the heart of a growing bespoke air ambulance fleet. FAI has acquired a fourth 55, taking its fleet to a total of six Learjets that include two 35As.
Volker Lemke, director sales and marketing, says FAI may diversify its fleet with Challengers and spns. But, for now, the sale of its C550 has transformed FAI into a solely Learjet operator. Its two 35As and two 55s operate at 90 per cent in dedicated air ambulance service while the other two 55s operate exclusively under NGO contracts. FAI is planning to expand its fleet in 2008 by one or two LR60s.