Flight Ambulance International (FAI) has taken delivery of its second Learjet 35A. The aircraft joins a Learjet 55, Citation I and Citation II.
Said a spokesperson: “The LR35A was acquired to serve the increasing demand for air ambulance operations as the other Learjet 35A has been exclusively operating under United Nations organisation since September 2004.”
FAI has reported a record year for sales revenue (amounting to €12.5 million) and fleet utilisation in 2004, clocking up almost 4,000 hours of flight time. Eighty per cent of the revenue came from air ambulance operations.
The news follows the recent appointment of Martin Muehlmeyer as director of operations and member of the executive board. Muehlmeyer was previously employed as ceo of ARA-Flugrettungs, the Austrian subsidiary of German Air Rescue (DRF).
The move was preceded by director of sales and marketing and executive board member Volker Lemke’s switch to FAI from DRF, as reported in EBAN’s December issue.