FAI Aviation Group, Germany’s leading global provider of mission-critical aviation services, was honored at the 2023 Middle East Aviation Awards on 14th November, during the Dubai Airshow. The group scooped two accolades – Air Ambulance Company of the year Award and the prestigious Aviation Business Innovative Leader Award, which was presented to the group’s Dubai-based Managing Director, Barbara Baumgartner.

Barbara Baumgartner who is marking 21 years with FAI in Dubai, commented: “I am delighted to accept these awards at such a special evening and pleased that FAI has been recognized for its exceptional achievements in air ambulance. It is a testament to FAI’s dedication to excellence, safety, and innovation in air ambulance services. 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.

Siegfried Axtmann, Chairman and Founder FAI Aviation Group, said: “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 so helping to position the company as a key player in the region’s aviation sector. Congratulations to her.” 

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, enhanced customer experiences, and strengthened FAI’s reputation for cutting-edge solutions in aviation. This award acknowledges her role in fostering a culture of innovation within FAI and setting new standards for excellence in the industry.