FAI Technik GmbH, the maintenance division of Germany’s FAI Aviation Group, has been appointed as an authorised Channel Partner for Honeywell Aerospace. The agreement allows FAI to supply and service Honeywell avionics parts and systems. It covers all Honeywell Aerospace business aviation avionics products including its range of connectivity solution and services, cockpit and cabin upgrades.
As a Channel Partner, FAI Technik will be able to offer detailed Honeywell system upgrades, installation solutions, EASA and STC (Supplemental Type Certificates) certification as well as Honeywell parts at the most competitive prices. Additionally, as part of the global Honeywell network, FAI will collaborate with the global aerospace manufacturer to develop marketing strategies, identify business opportunities and bring the best value to customers.
This latest appointment will further expand FAI’s offering and facilitate faster installation times for customers owing to improved supply chains. FAI Technik is already in discussions with a number of clients about the opportunities presented by Honeywell’s products.
Commenting on the announcement, Siegfried Axtmann, FAI Aviation Group Founder and Chairman, said: “We are honoured to be appointed as an authorised Honeywell Channel Partner. Their innovative solutions are highly regarded across the globe and as such, this collaboration is a significant agreement for the company. We are increasingly being asked by our customers for options for CMS and IFE upgrades on mid to large size business aircraft so the new arrangement will enable FAI Technik to considerably broaden its offering which in turn will benefit our customers.”
Nuremberg-based FAI Technik is globally recognised for its ability to install the latest cabin management (CMS)/in-flight entertainment (IFE) technology and high-speed connectivity. This includes interface units which enable cabin functions to be operated from a smartphone. As such, customers can easily access a broad range of movies (or music) which can be viewed from multiple, wide screen, high definition monitors. Complementing this is a state-of-the-art surround sound system offering a superb acoustic experience while in the air. FAI Technik also installs KA-Band solutions which enable seamless high-speed in-flight connectivity providing passengers with enhanced IFE and maximum business productivity.
About FAI Aviation Group
FAI Aviation Group operates Germany´s largest Bombardier business jet fleet. FAI´s group fleet of 27 jets and one turboprop comprises six Global Express, one Challenger 850, six Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, together with two Premier 1A light jet and one King Air 350 turboprop.
FAI runs a 14,000 m² carbon-neutral fixed-base operation at its Nuremberg, Germany headquarters, employing a full-time staff of 220 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at its MRO subsidiary FAI Technik.
FAI´s Group revenues in 2019 were close to € 100 m combined to a fleet utilization of more than 14.000 hours of airtime.
FAI was proud to receive the Diamond Safety of Flight Award from the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) in May 2018, marking the highest safety recognition awarded by EBAA to member companies operating business aircraft for 50 years or 100,000 hours without accident. In autumn 2018 FAI Aviation Group scooped “Germany´s Best Airline” accolade in the 2018 Focus Money Awards.
In October 2019 FAI’s Air Ambulance Division was one of three finalists for the 2019 ITIJ industry award – Air Ambulance Company of the Year. During the Dubai Airshow in November 2019 FAI was honoured with an Aviation Annual Achievement Award, in recognition of its 30 years of air ambulance and special mission flying and a 10-year anniversary award from MEBAA, reflecting the fact that 20% of FAI’s flying activity is now in the Middle East.
FAI is an official supplier of McLaren F1 Racing.