FAI has been working on delivering both medical evacuations of infected patients and repatriation flights of healthy individuals all over the world.
The company is operating at maximum capacity, at about six missions a day with its fleet of five Learjet 60s, four Bombardier Challenger 604 and one Global Express air ambulance aircraft.
FAI recently purchased two portable self-contained isolation EPI-Shuttle units, which allow the company to transport infected patients without risk for the crews. All missions are accompanied by a trained medical team and nursing care during flights where necessary.
To meet the high demand, FAI has enlisted the support of its team of 70 pilots. At the moment, the biggest challenge remains scheduling as some country’s travel restrictions do not allow entry for crew rest and pre-positioning.
Siegfried Axtmann, Chairman and Founder of FAI Aviation Group said: “We are working hard to fulfill all requests coming in 24/7 for repatriation and medevac flights as rapidly and as efficiently as we can and will continue to do so as long as is practically possible. We deeply regret that we can’t help everybody immediately. The demand is such that we currently have a backlog of three days.”