Nuremberg-based FAI Technik, part of Germany’s FAI Aviation Group, has received FAA approval for its EASA Part 145 repair center at Albrecht Durer International Airport, giving it authorization to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) activity on U.S.-registered business aircraft. This latest license follows similar approvals from aviation authorities in Nigeria, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda.
The company (Booth B71), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, provides MRO services for Bombardier business jets, including FAI’s own charter and aeromedical fleet, the largest in the country, that includes seven Bombardier Globals, five Challenger 604s, one Challenger 850, and 11 Learjet 60s.
“This latest approval from the FAA is yet another milestone for FAI Technik as it continues to see growing demand,” said company founder and chairman Siegfried Axtmann. “We look forward to serving some of the many U.S.-registered aircraft operating in Europe and on the African continent as we continue to extend our remit and capabilities and deliver excellent results for our customers.”
In March, the facility, which employs 60 mechanics and engineers, began work on its sixth in-house Global Express cabin refurbishment, which marked one of the type’s most extensive upgrade projects. Named “Project Pearl,” it will include 60-, 120-, and 240-month inspections and the installation of Collins Aerospace’s Venue cabin management and HD entertainment system.
Last year, the company, which also operates an FBO at Albrecht Durer Airport, was honored by the European Business Aviation Association with its Diamond Safety of Flight Award, given to members that have achieved either 50 years or 100,000 flight hours without an accident. It also has satellite offices in Dubai and Miami.