FAI Aviation Group was honoured at the 2023 Middle East Aviation Awards during the Dubai Airshow, scooping the Air Ambulance Company of the Year Award and the Aviation Business Innovative Leader Award, presented to the group’s Dubai-based managing director Barbara Baumgartner.
Baumgartner, who is marking 21 years with FAI in Dubai, says: “I am delighted to accept these awards and pleased that FAI has been recognised for its exceptional achievements in air ambulance. The company remains committed to providing world-class medical transport solutions globally, ensuring the highest level of care for patients in their time of need.
"I am equally honoured to receive the Aviation Business Innovative Leader Award. It reflects the collective efforts of the entire FAI team in embracing innovation and driving excellence in our operations. I am proud to lead such a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation in the Middle East.”
FAI chairman and founder Siegfried Axtmann says: “These accolades underscore FAI’s commitment to and success in the region, for which I am delighted. Baumgartner has made an outstanding contribution to the aviation industry, most particularly it is her innovative and visionary leadership that has propelled FAI’s success in the Middle East. She has achieved substantial strategic growth in the region and expanded FAI’s presence and market share, helping to position the company as a key player in the region’s aviation sector.”
As a member of FAI’s executive strategic committee, Baumgartner has been a driving force behind the introduction of innovative business practices within FAI. Her commitment to exploring new ideas and technologies has resulted in streamlined operations and enhanced customer experiences, and strengthened FAI’s reputation for cutting-edge solutions in aviation.